Nova Scotia

Elderly woman dies from stab wounds

An elderly Halifax woman stabbed last month has died, and her death has been ruled a homicide, police say.

An elderly Halifax woman stabbed last month has died, and her death has been ruled a homicide, police say.

Norma Jean Salah, 77, died in hospital on Saturday, Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said in a release.

She was stabbed on April 28 at around 6:33 p.m. inside a home on Flamingo Drive.

John Jason Salah, 41, of Halifax was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.

The charge against him will likely be upgraded to second-degree murder, Palmeter said. 

Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit are consulting with the Public Prosecution Service to have the charges upgraded.

In an obituary, John Jason Salah is identified as the victim's nephew.

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