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Update: Youth to be charged for second degree murder and attempted murder

Prince Rupert RCMP have 17-year-old in custody after stabbing of 69-year-old couple on Oct. 18
RCMP are investigating a fatal stabbing in the 400 block of 9th Avenue West on Oct. 18. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

A 17-year-old male in Prince Rupert has been charged with two counts of murder, second degree murder and attempted murder.

Prince Rupert RCMP have the youth in custody after investigating a fatal stabbing early Wednesday morning. The teen’s court date is set for Oct. 26 at the Prince Rupert courthouse.

“His attendance will likely be by video,” said Dan McLaughlin, communications council with BC Prosecution Service. He couldn’t comment further now that matters are before the court.

Police responded to a report at approximately 1:52 a.m. on Oct. 18 of a stabbing in the 400 block of 9th Avenue West. When they arrived at the residence police found two individuals suffering from serious injuries.

Emergency responders were at the scene and rushed the 69-year-old female to the hospital, but the 69-year-old male died of his injuries.

Officers are still on the scene and the Major Crime Unit in Prince George will assist with the investigation. The press release stated that there is no risk to the public and the Prince Rupert RCMP will add more updates when possible.

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