Murder charges laid after 17-year-old killed in west Edmonton
EDMONTON — Edmonton police have laid murder charges after a teenage girl was fatally stabbed on Halloween.
An autopsy confirmed Leona Neapetung-Stevens, 17, suffered fatal stab wounds and that her death is a homicide.
Police were called around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, to a townhome in west Edmonton’s Terra Losa neighbourhood.
Officers arrived at the residence near 96 Avenue and 176 Street to find the body of a deceased teenage girl.
Joseph Sinclair, 20, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
“She was a shining star that needs to be remembered,” said one friend who asked not to be identified.
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