A Winnipeg man has been charged in the stabbing death on Monday of a 16-year-old girl.
Daniel Jesse James Munroe, 18, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.
He is the step-cousin of Angela Holm, 16, who died Monday after being stabbed in the upper body around 5:30 a.m. inside a house at 446 Victor St. in the West End.
'She was a beautiful young girl. She's been through so much and she was just getting her life back on track. We're gonna miss her so much.' —Jen Turnbull, Holm's friend
Police Const. Blair Good said the attack was unprovoked and happened while Holm was lying on the couch.
Munroe was also charged with one count of attempted murder for an attack on a 37-year-old man whose name has not been released. The man, who is the stepfather of Holm, also suffered a stab wound to the upper body and was in stable condition in hospital on Monday.
Holm's friend, Jen Turnbull, said the teenager had recently survived a battle with leukemia.
"She was a beautiful young girl. She's been through so much and she was just getting her life back on track," Turnbull said. "We're gonna miss her so much."
Johnathan Catcheway was inside the house when the violence started. He was visiting his girlfriend, who is Holm's sister.
Catcheway told CBC News that he and his girlfriend had been sleeping in the basement when they woke up to people yelling.
"I just thought they were arguing, then my [girl]friend called the cops," he said.
When police arrived at the house, they found Holm and the 37-year-old bleeding.
John Beck, who lives down the street, was one of the first people on the scene with Holm's mother.
"It was very, very gory — something you would see in a horror movie," Beck said.
Holm's death is the city's 10th homicide of 2009.