A memorial is being held for Kaila Tran with funds raised going to her family to help with funeral arrangements.
Date: July 1, 2012
Location: Area Nightclub 1792 Pembina Hwy
Time: 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Tickets are $10 each
More information is available on this Facebook event page.
The boyfriend of Kaila Tran made arrangements to have her killed, according to Winnipeg police.
Drake David Moslenko, 27, is charged with first-degree murder, as is Treyvonne Anthony Warner Willis, 20, who allegedly agreed to carry out the act, police said on Wednesday.
Tran was killed, in broad daylight, in a parking lot near her apartment building in the St. Vital neighbourhood on June 20.
The 26-year-old was stabbed while she was near her car. It happened just after 7 a.m. near Bonita Avenue and Clayton Drive, off St. Anne's Road.
A number of people in the area, which has several apartment buildings, witnessed the attack. They said Tran was screaming as a man assaulted her.
The man then ran off toward the nearby Seine River.
Boyfriend seen crying
Katrina Brown, who arrived at the parking lot shortly after Tran was attacked, said Moslenko was also there at the time.
"I'm shocked because I saw him crying, and I felt so bad for him," Brown said on Wednesday.
"He was crying and, you know, extremely emotional and I figured, well, that's certainly understandable."
Moslenko was also seen talking on a cellphone as police investigated the scene.
According to police, Moslenko ordered the killing as a result of a dispute with Tran after the couple decided to break up.
Members of the police service underwater search and recovery unit found a discarded weapon, believed to be used in the stabbing, in the Seine River.
Moslenko and Willis were arrested and charged on Tuesday. Both appeared in court on Wednesday morning and will remain in custody at the provincial Remand Centre.
Moslenko has been convicted of theft and a Highway Traffic Act offence, while Willis has outstanding charges of drug trafficking and failing to comply with court-ordered conditions, according to court records.