November 9, 2017 4:52 pm

Woman charged with murder in Edmonton’s 40th homicide of 2017

The Edmonton Police Service headquarters in downtown Edmonton. February 9, 2017.

Kendra Slugoski, Global News

Charges have been laid in Wednesday’s suspicious death in west Edmonton.

At around 9:30 p.m., officers were called to a disturbance at a home in the area of 87 Avenue and 178 Street where they found an injured man. The 59-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

An autopsy completed Thursday morning showed the man died of a single stab wound. Edmonton police have deemed the death homicide.

READ MORE: Edmonton police investigate suspicious death in west end

Laurie Cunningham, 60, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with second-degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon.

The name of the victim is not being released by police. A news release from the EPS said this is because “it does not serve an investigative purpose, there is no risk to public safety and the EPS has a duty to protect the privacy rights of the victims and their families.”

Police said the victim and Cunningham knew each other.

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