A 28-year-old man is facing multiple charges including first degree murder after a man was stabbed to death in southwest Edmonton last week.
Police were called on a weapons complaint to a home near 24 Avenue and 108 Street around 4 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 6, a news release said Wednesday. Officers found a man and a woman at the scene and when they entered the home they found 26-year-old Riel Stamp with serious injuries.
EMS declared the man deceased at the scene. The man with minor injuries was taken into custody and the woman was taken to hospital. Two children at the scene, who were not harmed, were given support and cared for by a family member.
An autopsy was conducted on Riel on Wednesday and confirmed he died from multiple stab wounds. His death has been deemed a homicide.
Brett Cordelius Stamp, 28, is facing a charge of first degree murder, a charge of assault causing bodily harm and three counts of failing to comply with a probation order. He has also been charged with killing an animal.
EPS spokeswoman Carolin Maran confirmed the victim and the suspect are distant relatives and knew one another. She said a pet at the home died during the altercation.