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Woman killed in domestic violence homicide: Winnipeg police

Winnipeg Police outside of the Redwood Avenue apartment where a woman was assaulted and later died.
Winnipeg Police outside of the Redwood Avenue apartment where a woman was assaulted and later died. Michael Draven/Global News

Winnipeg police say they have arrested a man for killing his girlfriend.

Police were called to an apartment building in the 300-block of Redwood Avenue after a woman was injured on Friday around 11:40 a.m.

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When police arrived they found the woman inside one of the suites. She was taken to hospital in critical condition where she was pronounced dead.

She has been identified as 46-year-old Marie Morin.

Police believe she was visiting her boyfriend’s house when she was assaulted and suffered a significant laceration.

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Brandon Carl Starnyski, a 45-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with second-degree murder and failure to comply with a probation order.

He was detained in custody.

This was homicide number 15 in Winnipeg for 2020.

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