2nd-degree murder charges laid against 2 teens in death of 'happy little girl'
Two teens have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 14-year-old girl over the weekend, Winnipeg police say.A 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman were both charged with second-degree murder stemming from stabbings at a house party, Winnipeg police announced Tuesday afternoon.
Daniel Jensen, 33, has been charged with attempted murder and assault causing bodily harm after a three-year-old was stabbed in Winnipeg . Welcome to The
However, the family has announced that an MRI has shown that the toddler has been left with severe brain damage. The family has decided to take him off Jay Murray said charges against Jensen may be changed if Hunter dies . “Certainly if an individual passes away as the result of an assault, we will
Three-year-old Hunter Haze Straight Smith has been taken off life support and has died, according to his family.
He was stabbed on Wednesday morning while he slept in his Pritchard Avenue home.
He was rushed to hospital, but his aunt Bianca Smith says he was brain dead and was taken off life support Saturday afternoon.
She says he took his last breath around 4 p.m.
Daniel Jensen, 33, was arrested and is facing charges of aggravated assault and attempted murder. He’s also charged with an earlier assault on the young child’s mother.
'Keep praying for this little boy': Dozens attend vigil for 3-year-old who was stabbed in his sleep
More than 40 people stood outside the Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday night at a vigil for a 3-year-old boy after a violent attack that sent him to hospital in critical condition.More than 40 people stood outside Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday night at a vigil for the three-year-old, who had been taken to the hospital in critical condition earlier in the day.
WINNIPEG — A three-year-old boy who was stabbed multiple times while he slept in his bed was to be taken off life support on Friday. Roxanne Moar said her nephew Hunter Haze Straight-Smith was to be removed from the machines keeping him alive at Winnipeg ’s Health Sciences Centre.
He said the Winnipeg Police Service has several resources for officers to access, and he expects people will, after a difficult week. The attack against Hunter comes on the heels of a week of violence in Winnipeg , including three homicides in one night. A 14-year-old girl died after being stabbed at a
Investigators allege Jensen was with the child’s mother, Clarise Smith, at a Main Street bar earlier that day when the two got into a fight and she was assaulted.
Police say Jensen then went to a home in the 300 block of Pritchard Avenue, where the toddler was stabbed multiple times.
Smith said Thursday the family cannot understand why the child would have been targeted.
She said her nephew Hunter was smart, mischievous and happy. His mother is devastated, she added, and has stayed by the little boy’s side since he was brought to hospital.
“It’s hard, really hard, on everybody.”
Hunter's mother and the suspect were previously in a relationship, but the accused is not the boy’s biological father.
Jensen was under a court order not to contact her and court records show he was charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats in July.
Police spokesperson Const. Jay Murray said Friday if Hunter dies, charges against Jensen may be changed.
“Certainly if an individual passes away as the result of an assault, we will look at upgrading charges,” he said.
“This incident has been incredibly tough for all levels of emergency personnel."
–With files from The Canadian Press
Charges upgraded to 2nd-degree murder against man accused of killing 3-year-old Winnipeg boy .
The man arrested in the stabbing death of three-year-old Hunter Straight-Smith is now facing more serious charges of second-degree murder.Dan Jensen, 33, was arrested last week and initially charged with attempted murder. The charge has now been upgraded following Hunter's death, police said.