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Manslaughter charge laid as police say man dies after aggravated assault in west Edmonton

A manslaughter charge has been laid after police say a man died following a stabbing in the area of 69 Avenue and 173 Street on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Global News

A 20-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a 30-year-old man.

At around 4 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, Edmonton police were called to a disturbance at a residence in the area of 69 Avenue and 173 Street.

Police said 30-year-old Roderick Chonkolay was found suffering from serious injuries. He died on Sunday, June 6.

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An autopsy determined Chonkolay died of a stab wound.

Police said 20-year-old Russell Adams was arrested at the scene and initially charged with aggravated assault. As a result of Chonkolay’s death, the charge has been upgraded to manslaughter, Edmonton police said in a news release Monday morning.

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Adams is scheduled to appear in court on June 22.

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