British Columbia

Port Alberni teen Carlene Jack fatally stabbed, 18-year-old charged

An 18-year-old woman in Port Alberni, B.C. has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was fatally stabbed during a fight on the street early Wednesday morning

'I looked at her hand and it was full of blood,' says friend

An 18-year-old woman in Port Alberni, B.C. has been charged with second-degree murder after a teenager was fatally stabbed on the street early Wednesday morning

Carlene Jack, 19, died after the confrontation at about 1 a.m. PT, less than a block away from her home, according to the RCMP.

The accused woman Autumn Dawn Desjarlais is scheduled to appear in court later on Thursday. The RCMP said the two knew each other.

A friend who was with Jack at the time of the homicide said Jack had followed three people after they had allegedly taken some items while visiting her house on Fifth Avenue. 

An altercation took place, and Jack was stabbed.

"She was behind me and I turned around and I was like, 'What's wrong?' and I heard her scream and she said, 'They have a knife,'" said her friend, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban.

"She was holding her chest and she turned around and I looked at her hand and it was full of blood." she said.

Jack was transported to West Coast General Hospital, but died of her injuries.

The RCMP said two other people who were arrested earlier in relation to the homicide have been released without further process and investigators do not expect any further charges.

It added the investigation is still ongoing, and anyone with information should contact Port Alberni RCMP or Crimestoppers.

With files from Idil Mussa

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