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Family of Karanveer Sahota pleased by second-degree murder accusations against seven teens

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Key takeaways: 

  • Edmonton police reported Friday that six boys and one girl were indicted for the teen’s stabbing demise.
  • Monica Binns and Shivleen Sidhu are cousins of Karanveer Sahota, the 16-year-old boy who died after being attacked at a bus stop close to McNally High School on April 8. 
  • They spoke with journalists Saturday morning. 

The family of a teenage boy who died after being attacked two weeks ago is happy with the accusations Edmonton police have laid against the suspects.

The Edmonton Police Service reported Friday that seven teenagers — six boys and a girl — were arrested for second-degree killing for the stabbing demise of Karanveer Sahota, 16.

“We were pleased because it could have been less,” Sahota’s cousin Monica Binns spoke on Saturday morning during a press conference.

“This is the best we could request at this moment.”

Sahota, a class 10 student at McNally High School in Edmonton’s Forest Heights neighborhood, was attacked at a bus stop close to the school on the afternoon of April 8.

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The family of a teenage boy who died after being attacked two weeks ago is happy with the accusations

He suffered numerous stab injuries and was hurried to the hospital, where he died on April 15. A postmortem later proved that the cause of extinction was a stab injury to the chest.

Sahota and the seven teenagers arrested were known to each other, police said. Historically, the two groups had not been brought along, and police said the assault could mean an escalation. There is no proof to suggest Sahota’s demise was gang-related. 

As a consequence of the EPS probe, the six boys — two 14-year-olds, two 15-year-olds, and two 16-year-olds — and a 17-year-old girl were arrested for second-degree murder.

The girl is also charged with trying obstruction.

The seven charged cannot be named to defend their identities as minors.

Source – cbc.ca

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