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Winnipeg police make arrest in Southdale homicide

A Winnipeg police cruiser parked in front of a Southdale home where an injured woman was found. Josh Arason/Global News

An arrest has been made in connection with the homicide of a 51-year-old woman from late March.

Global News has learned her 17-year-old son is now facing a first-degree murder charge.

Neighbours said he lived with the victim in a house near the Royal Canadian Mint.

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Const. Rob Carver said police are prohibited from identifying the accused under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, but that a first-degree murder charge is quite serious.

“The requirements for a charge of first-degree murder are fairly significant and detailed in the criminal code,” Carver said at a police press conference Wednesday.

“There would have to be a level of premeditation that would have to support that charge.”

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The incident was Winnipeg’s 11th homicide of 2019. The city is currently sitting at 25.

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