Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Police make arrest in Osborne Street Bridge homicide

  • Print

A 26-year-old man faces murder, attempted murder and other charges in connection to a fatal stabbing on the Osborne Street Bridge this weekend.

Mowlid Korane Mohamed is in custody accused of second-degree murder for the death of local musician Joshua Bentley, 18, and attempted murder of another man, 20.

Both victims were taken to hospital in critical condition from stab wounds after being found around 11:30 p.m. Friday on the Osborne Street Bridge.

Bentley died from his injuries. A makeshift memorial to Bentley, the lead singer in the local hardcore band, Empty Hands, remains on the bridge this morning.

Mohamed is also accused of assaulting and uttering threats to a young woman.

The accused has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

"Mohamed has had significant police involvement in the past and I will acknowledge he has association or is associated to a local street gang here in our city," said Const. Jason Michalyshen during a Winnipeg Police Service press conference today.

He said the investigation has revealed the victims and suspect, not known to each other, were at a house party at a nearby apartment block. The suspect, in the company of two females, left the gathering before the victims and stayed in his vehicle outside the apartment block until the victims came out.

The suspect then confronted the victims near the bridge. The 18-year-old was attacked, causing serious upper-body injuries. The 20-year-old also sustained an upper-body injury.


Updated on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM CST: Updates with additional information from police.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes


  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

The Winnipeg Free Press is not accepting comments on this story.


Make text: Larger | Smaller


Winnipeg Cheapskate: Kids' birthday parties

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • A gaggle of Canada geese goslings at Woodsworth Park in Winnipeg Monday- See Project Honk Day 05- May 07, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos


Do you plan on attending the Winnipeg Folk Festival this year?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google