Edmonton man charged with manslaughter in woman’s shooting death

Homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death north of downtown Edmonton. Global News

EDMONTON – A 53-year-old man is facing several charges, including manslaughter, in the shooting death of a 28-year-old woman in December.

Donat Albert has been charged with manslaughter with a firearm, careless storage of a firearm and obstruction in connection with Yvette Lydia Morin’s death.

Morin was found in medical distress in a basement suite in the area of 107 Avenue and 106 Street at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. She was taken to hospital where she died of her injuries.

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Police have since determined two men allegedly broke into the suite that evening, armed with knives, and demanded valuables from Albert. Police originally thought one of the robbery suspects discharged a gun, but officers have since determined it was Albert who allegedly shot the weapon during the ordeal.

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Morin’s death was Edmonton’s 27th homicide of 2015.

Johnathon Bass and Johnny Jackknife have been charged with robbery and various other charges in relation to the incident.

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