MONCTON, NB – Security was tight during a brief court appearance today for the ex-boyfriend of a murdered Riverview woman.

The courtroom was filled with family and friends of both Fred Prosser and 25 year old Sabrina Patterson.

The 31-year-old Shenstone man faces several charges including assault and uttering death threats against Patterson prior to her disappearance on October 29th.

Patterson’s body was found in the Shenstone area on November 6th and Mounties are investigating her death as a homicide.

No charges have been laid in her death.

Prosser returns to court December 1st to have a date set for his bail hearing.