Calgary police have charged Marko Miljevic, 19, with second-degree murder in the death of a teenager who was killedwhen a so-called garage party he was attending got out of control Saturday night.
Matthew McKay, 17, died after he was hit in the head with a pickaxeat the party, witnessessaid.
The attack occurred as the host of the party, which was taking place in a garage at a home inCalgary's southeast community of Queensland, was trying to clear people out.
An autopsywasconducted Monday afternoon.
Miljevic will make his next appearance in Alberta provincial court on Friday.
McKay's mother had died just recently, according to Loyan Ahmed, one of his fellow students at Central Memorial High School.
"He was talking about how he wanted to move to B.C. and go to school there and stuff, and he told me a lot about his mom, and how it was disappointing, but that he had to get over it and that she was in a better place now," Ahmed said.
Counsellors have been called in to help students come to terms with McKay's death.
Students Katie Smiley and Cody Rawn said Monday that McKay will be badly missed.
"He did not deserve this; he did not deserve any of it. It's just a shock, everything's just a blur for everyone at school today, everyone is just so upset, and it's just hard to deal with," Smiley said.
"Everyone knew who he was— everyone. He just had everything going for him....It's just horrible,scary."
Classmates have set up a memorial group on the networking website Facebook.
They also hope to plan a memorial service before the end of the week.