Man charged in stabbing death of woman in St. Vital
Winnipeg police have charged a 28-year-old man in the stabbing death of a woman in a St. Vital home.
Police announced Thursday that the man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Beverly Custer, 34.
Custer died shortly after arriving at Victoria Hospital at about 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Investigators say they believe Custer and the accused had been arguing at the house where they both lived, when the man took a knife and stabbed her once in the upper body.
The accused then drove the victim to the hospital, said Const. Eric Hofley.
"He actually requested the assistance of somebody else that was within the residence to drive," Hofley told reporters on Thursday.
"She was taken to the hospital, if not immediately, within minutes after the incident occurring."
Custer's death is the city's fifth homicide of the year.
Police remained at the scene Thursday morning.