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Lori Roberta Hansen charged in Hay River highrise stabbing death

A 41-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder following the death of Roberta Sabourin in Hay River, N.W.T., Wednesday night.

Hansen, 41, faces 2nd-degree murder charge in death of Roberta Sabourin, 42

Hay River RCMP were outside the highrise Thursday morning. A Lori Hansen, 41, has been charged with second-degree murder following a fatal stabbing at the apartment building Wednesday night. (Jacob Barker/CBC)

A 41-year-old woman has been charged in the stabbing death of Roberta Sabourin at the highrise in Hay River, N.W.T., Wednesday night.

Lori Roberta Hansen has been charged with second-degree murder, according to Hay River RCMP.

RCMP have not released the name of the victim, but friends and family on social media have identified the woman as Sabourin.

RCMP say they got a call around 9:30 p.m. from the 17-storey Mackenzie Place apartment building that a woman had been stabbed.

They found the victim receiving CPR from people at the residence. She was taken to H. H. Williams Memorial Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Hansen is being held in custody. Her next court appearance is scheduled for April 13.

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