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Man charged with second-degree murder in death of Wetaskiwin taxi driver

A Samson Cree Nation man has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Wetaskiwin taxi driver.

Maskwacis RCMP have charged Tyrus Brent White, 31, of Samson Cree Nation in the death of Dale Selmer Christensen, 52.

The Wetaskiwin taxi cab driver received fatal stab injuries after picking up a fare on the Samson Cree Nation late Monday night.

Police say the autopsy conducted on Wednesday morning confirmed Christensen’s identity and determined the manner of death was homicide.

White is in custody and he was to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Thursday.

The investigation suggests the homicide is not gang related.

The investigation into this incident continues and RCMP ask that if anyone has related information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Maskwacis RCMP detachment at 780-585-3767.

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