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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.

The Lakewood Village complex in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area, where Edmonton police were investigating a fatal stabbing on Saturday, March 23, 2019 which happened the previous evening.
The Lakewood Village complex in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area, where Edmonton police were investigating a fatal stabbing on Saturday, March 23, 2019 which happened the previous evening. Dayne Winter, Global News
The Lakewood Village complex in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area, where Edmonton police were investigating a fatal stabbing on Saturday, March 23, 2019 which happened the previous evening.
The Lakewood Village complex in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area, where Edmonton police were investigating a fatal stabbing on Saturday, March 23, 2019 which happened the previous evening. Dayne Winter, Global News
The Lakewood Village complex in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area, where Edmonton police were investigating a fatal stabbing on Saturday, March 23, 2019 which happened the previous evening.
The Lakewood Village complex in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area, where Edmonton police were investigating a fatal stabbing on Saturday, March 23, 2019 which happened the previous evening. Dayne Winter, Global News
The Lakewood Village complex in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area, where Edmonton police were investigating a fatal stabbing on Saturday, March 23, 2019 which happened the previous evening.
The Lakewood Village complex in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area, where Edmonton police were investigating a fatal stabbing on Saturday, March 23, 2019 which happened the previous evening. Dayne Winter, Global News

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.

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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.

WATCH BELOW: Man taken to hospital after stabbing at Century Park LRT Station (Jan. 25)

Man taken to hospital after stabbing at Century Park LRT Station
Man taken to hospital after stabbing at Century Park LRT Station
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