A 30-year-old New Brunswick man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 68-year-old man.

The RCMP were called to a home in Central Waterville shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday. The officers found two men suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds.

Both men were taken to hospital and the older man died overnight. He has been identified as Richard Foster of Bull Lake.

The younger man, from Central Waterville, was arrested after he was released from hospital.

Andrew Merlin Schriver appeared in Woodstock provincial court Tuesday morning and was charged with second-degree murder.

Police forensics experts spent much of Tuesday scouring the home in Central Waterville for evidence.

Officers have been on guard there since Sunday night.

"They're certainly collecting evidence and it's still early stages and they're trying to piece together, sort of, what happened,” said RCMP spokesperson Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.

“But those sorts of details, as far as what they found and things like that, will come out through the court process,” she said.

Residents of the remote, rural area where the alleged stabbing took place say the home in Central Waterville is the home of Schriver.

They say he and Foster were well-known to each other, and few are surprised to learn of what is alleged to have taken place.

Barbara Chase, a neighbour who lives just a few hundred metres from the Central Waterville crime scene, says she knows both men involved.

"To have something as handy, that happen as handy to me and to our neighbours — it's scary,” she said.

She says feels for the families of both men involved.

"I really, really feel sorry for what happened,” she said.

“I feel sorry for the deceased fellow, because he had a wife and I've known her for years, and I know how she feels right now, because I lost my husband,” she said.

Schriver was remanded into custody and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 19.

Police say an autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Andy Campbell