Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in connection with west Edmonton stabbing

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A 25-year-old man has been charged in connection with a deadly stabbing in west Edmonton earlier this week.

At about 9:45 p.m. on Monday, police were called to a multi-unit residence in the area of 177 Street and 81 Avenue.

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Police said when officers arrived, they found the body of a 56-year-old man who has since been identified as Robert Williams.

In a news release issued Friday, police said an autopsy determined Williams died of a stab wound and that he was a victim of homicide.

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Cole Anderson has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with Williams’ death.

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Police did not provide further details about the case on Friday but said investigators believe the victim and the accused knew one another.

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