Murder charges approved against Prince Rupert, B.C. teenager

Homicide investigators recommended charges after a man, 69, died, and another woman, also 69, sustained serious injuries.

Male young offender is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 26, 2017

Police arrested a 17-year-old male on Oct. 18, 2017 in relation to a stabbing in Prince Rupert, B.C. (George Baker/CBC)

The B.C. Prosecution Service has now approved charges against a Prince Rupert, B.C. teenager after an early morning fatal stabbing. 

The 17-year-old male has been charged with with one count of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

RCMP officers responded to the 400 block of 9th Avenue West after a report of a stabbing around 2 a.m. PT Wednesday. 

When they arrived, they found a man and woman, both 69 years old, with injuries.

Despite medical attention, the man died, while the woman was sent to hospital with serious injuries. 

Little has been said about the young offender because the Youth Criminal Justice Act prohibits releasing details that might reveal the identity of the accused. 

The teenager is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 26, 2017.

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