March 23, 2019 3:52 pm
Updated: March 25, 2019 5:25 pm

Edmonton police charge man with murder in fatal Mill Woods stabbing

WATCH ABOVE: Edmonton police are investigating a fatal stabbing at a townhouse complex in Mill Woods.


Homicide detectives were called in to investigate a suspicious death after a stabbing at a southeast Edmonton townhouse complex Friday night.

Edmonton police said officers were called to reports of a stabbing before 8:30 p.m., near Lakewood Village in Mill Woods.

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Officers arrived at the complex near 29 Avenue and Lakewood Road East to find a 35-year-old man in medical distress inside a residence.

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The man was treated by EMS and taken to hospital, where police say he died of his injuries a short time later.

Yinyu Nsayi Destivour, 25, turned himself into police Sunday and was charged with second-degree murder as well as weapons and breach offences.

An autopsy conducted Monday morning determined the 35-year-old victim died from a stab wound and the manner of death was deemed homicide.

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The identity of the victim is not known.

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