Edmonton stabbing victim dies in hospital

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EDMONTON -- A 41-year-old man stabbed earlier this month has died from his injuries, making him the city’s second homicide victim of the year.

It was just after 11 p.m. on Jan. 3 when police responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence near 117 Avenue and 127 Street. Inside, they found Jeffery Thomas suffering from serious injuries.

A few blocks from the scene, a patrol vehicle stopped the alleged assailant, 35-year-old Russell Thomas.
Witnesses told police Jeffery had been in an argument with another male in the residence prior to the stabbing. The next day, Russell was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.

Jeffery remained in hospital for the next few weeks, but his condition worsened. On Saturday, he died from the injuries caused by the stabbing. QMI Agency has learned Jeffery and Russell were stepbrothers.
Russell’s aggravated assault charge is being upgraded to second-degree murder.

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