Police say attack in which teenage girl killed in Edmonton was random

A 16-year-old boy who’s accused of killing a 16-year-old girl during a break-in in Edmonton is known to police.

EDMONTON — A 16-year-old boy who’s accused of killing a 16-year-old girl during a break-in in Edmonton is known to police.

Police say the girl died in hospital after being stabbed at a duplex on the city’s north side early Monday morning.

They say the girl and her father were visiting Edmonton from the Grande Prairie area.

Police say the girl was sleeping and woke up when an intruder came into her room.

“There were items stolen from her bedroom. When she awokened we believe at that time she was stabbed,” said Staff Sgt. Bill Clarke.

“This is a tragic, tragic case. It’s simply sad, the family is obviously extremely devastated.”

The girl’s father woke up around the same time and was able to provide a description of the intruder fleeing the home.

The girl and the accused teen did not know each other and police say the incident was random.

“He does not live in this area, he was simply visiting people in this area.” Clarke said.

“I can tell you that all the neighbours in this area are equally devastated by what has gone on.”

The teen boy, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with second-degree murder, break, enter and commit robbery, and possession of an offensive weapon.

The teen boy’s next court appearance is July 19.

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