NEWS RELEASE · 10th October 2011
One male is in custody and charged in Kitimat fatal attack
North District Major Crime Unit and Kitimat RCMP along with additional resources are actively investigating a serious fatal assault that occurred Sunday morning.
On Sunday October 9, 2011 Kitimat RCMP responded to a call around 7:00 am of an alleged Break and Entry with assault in the Whitesails area of Kitimat. Upon attendance police determined that a man and a woman in their mid 40’s had been assaulted and required immediate medical assistance.
A short time after police attended the residence a male was located nearby and was arrested without incident. Currently a 19 year old male is in custody and has been charged with 2nd degree murder, aggravated assault, and break and enter with intent. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Terrace Provincial Court on Tuesday October 11th.
Currently the Kitimat RGMP, along with North District Major Crime, Forensic Identification, Regional GIS and E Division Serious Crime Unit are involved in the Investigation. At this time police are actively working to determine the motive and relationship, if any, between the victims and suspect. However, investigators have not ruled out the possibility that was a random attack. Police remain at the scene and are canvassing the area for any additional information.
Anyone with any information in connection with this Investigation is asked to call the Kitimat RCMP at (250) 632-7111.
Comment by me on 26th October 2011
I also heard the crown council and the justice system is there to protect criminals.... disgusting...
Why 2nd Degree?
Comment by Bobbi on 26th October 2011
I would like to see it explained to the public why This Man was only charged with 2nd degree murder? The act was so violent it is frightening that just because they think it wasn't planned, his sentence will be so much lighter. The extreme violence of a crime should be taken into consideration by the courts. But then as one RCMP officer commented to me once 'The justice system is broken'. Very scary.
Very well said
Comment by Annabella on 11th October 2011
My heart goes out to this family. There is no words to explain how truly disgusted & outraged I am over this..it makes my stomach sick to know that anyone could do such a awful thing to a human being. My prayers go out to the family, our whole community is thinking of you & praying for you all.
Comment by L Barry on 11th October 2011
My condolences to Teresa's family and friends.