The two sons of a Victoria/> area city councillor, who has been charged with the first degree murder of a Vancouver Island/> man, are now facing identical charges.

West Shore RCMP have charged Gregory Brotherston, and his brother Kenneth Brotherston Jr., with first-degree murder and unlawful confinement in connection with the death of Keith William Taylor on Friday.

Their father Ken Brotherston was charged with first-degree murder  in connection with Taylor/>/>'s death on Sunday. All three are in custody

/>Charges have been laid after the body of 33-year-old Taylor was dumped at the West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford, West of Victoria, on Friday night.

Autopsy results could be released as early as today.

Brotherston Snr. is a sitting councillor in the municipality of Highlands, a suburb of Victoria.

Before it was confirmed that his sons had been charged,  Brotherston Snr. was expected to remain in police custody until his court appearance in mid-June to face the charge, police said.

But it was strictly business as usual when Highlands city council held its regular meeting on Monday evening

"At this point, Ken Brotherston is a member of this council and his seat still belongs to him," said Highlands Mayor Mark Cardinal on Monday night.

There is no requirement for council to hold a byelection because it's within one year of an election, Cardinal said.

Brotherston is well-known and well-respected in the community, Cardinal said, and he called it a very 'upsetting and unfortunate situation.' 

Taylor/>/> was charged with assault last summer in relation to an incident with one of Brotherston's sons, but the charge was stayed.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Reshmi Nair