A woman has been charged with second-degree murder following a stabbing in Taber.

Police in the southern Alberta town say an autopsy done in Calgary on Monday showed that Howard Sakebow, 47, died of a stab wound in the chest.

Police were called to an apartment late Friday night after receiving a 911 call.

According to police, three adults were drinking beer at a kitchen table when an argument began.

"That argument led to a pushing match, which was broken up," police said in a statement.

Shortly afterwards, Sakebow was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife.

"As no phone was in the house, one of the adults ran to a local tavern and called 911."

A 28-year-old woman was arrested in the apartment hallway and later charged with second-degree murder. Her next court appearance is on Tuesday in Taber.