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Senior facing charges in connection to son-in-law’s death

A 73-year-old Edmonton man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his son-in-law Friday evening in southwest Edmonton.
A 73-year-old Edmonton man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his son-in-law Friday evening in southwest Edmonton. Global News

A 73-year-old man is facing charges of second-degree murder after a man was found dead inside a house in southwest Edmonton.

Officers responded to a domestic dispute at a residence near 53 Avenue and Whitemud Road at around 7:45 p.m. on Friday.

They discovered a man dead inside the house.

On Saturday, police said Roberto Robles, 73, is facing charges of second-degree murder and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon.

The victim was identified as Armando Cosmea-Aspillaga, 38. Police said Cosmea-Aspillaga is Robles’ son-in-law.

An autopsy determined Cosmea-Aspillaga “sustained stab wounds during a life-ending assault.” However, police said the medical examiner needs to conduct “further analysis” before formally confirming the cause of death.

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