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Murder charges laid against brother of victim in Calgary stabbing

Police were called to a residence in the 3800 block of 19 Avenue southwest shortly after 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
Police were called to a residence in the 3800 block of 19 Avenue southwest shortly after 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Craig Hooper/Global News

Second-degree murder charges have been laid in relation to a Thursday night stabbing in Calgary that left a 25-year-old man dead.

On Saturday, police said they have charged Nathaniel Watson, 25, in the death of his brother Brandon Watson, who was also 25.

Police were called to a residence in the 3800 block of 19 Avenue southwest shortly after 10:15 p.m. Thursday, following reports of an altercation.

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Police confirmed Saturday that the victim Brandon had suffered stab wounds.

Paramedics treated him on-site and transported him to Foothills Medical Centre in critical, life-threatening condition.

Police said Brandon later died in hospital.

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Calgary police investigate July 9 suspicious death
Calgary police investigate July 9 suspicious death

Nathaniel faces a charge of second-degree murder and is due in court on Wednesday.