2 men charged with second-degree murder in teen’s northern Alberta death

West Kelowna RCMP say a firearm was discharged during the course of an assault in Peachland last Friday afternoon. Global News

Two men in their 30s have been charged with second-degree murder in the October homicide of a 16-year-old boy.

At around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, Smoky Lake RCMP were called to assist EMS on a call at Goodfish Lake in northern Alberta.

RCMP did not provide any details about what happened but said a 16-year-old boy was found dead at the scene. His death was ruled a homicide.

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Police said Monday that Sean Steinhauer, 30, and Ryan Cardinal, 32, both of no fixed address, were jointly charged with second-degree murder.

Both men have been taken into custody and will appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Thursday.

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Goodfish Lake is located about 180 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

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