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Double Homicide of Richard Joseph and Gail Marie

Richard Joseph and Gail Marie Stone Marriott

Richard Joseph and Gail Marie

(Photo courtesy of Halifax Regional Police)

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Police are renewing calls for clues in the 22-year-old shooting death of a Halifax couple.

Officers responded to a report of a double shooting at 15 Parkmoor Avenue in Halifax around 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 20, 1998.

Police found Gail Marie Stone inside the home suffering from gunshot wounds. She was taken to hospital where she died from her injuries four days later.

Richard Joseph Marriott, Stone's common-law husband who was confined to a wheelchair, was pronounced dead at the scene.

This case is still unsolved.

Police believe there are people with information that could help them advance the case and they want them to assure them that it's never too late to come forward with what they know.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit at (902) 490-5333. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The case is also a part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the deaths of Richard Joseph and Gail Marie Stone Marriott should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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