Man, 19, charged with second-degree murder in Saint John stabbing
Saint John Police respond to a stabbing at a Sherbrook Street home on New Year's Day.
Published Monday, January 4, 2016 1:25PM AST
Last Updated Monday, January 4, 2016 3:21PM AST
A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a 22-year-old man in Saint John.
Police were called to a Sherbrook Street home around 8:40 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
When they entered the home, officers found a man suffering from a serious stab wound to his upper body.
The man was taken to the Saint John Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. Police said Monday that the man has since died from his injuries.
Police arrested a man at a McLaren Boulevard home on New Year’s Day, after receiving a call that he wished to turn himself in.
He was initially charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident, but now he is facing a charge of second-degree murder, following the death of his alleged victim.
Police say the man is due in court Monday afternoon.
The name of the victim will not be released, at the request of his family.
The incident remains under investigation.