Police charge man with murder in Balmoral Street slaying

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Police are remaining tight-lipped after making an arrest in the city’s latest homicide while the investigation into the slaying continues.

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Police are remaining tight-lipped after making an arrest in the city’s latest homicide while the investigation into the slaying continues.

Winnipeg Police Service charged 20-year-old Jesse Jordan Gamblin with second-degree murder Thursday. He is in custody.

Gamblin is accused of killing 28-year-old Norma Andrews at a residence in the 500 block of Balmoral Street on Sept. 21.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of 28-year-old Norma Andrews at a residence on the 500 block of Balmoral Street on Sept. 21. (Facebook)

Andrews, reportedly a mother of three, was originally from God’s River First Nation. She is the third woman from the community to be killed in the past two months.

On Friday, WPS spokesman Const. Rob Carver wouldn’t confirm a cause of death or whether a weapon was used during the assault. He would reveal only that that Andrews sustained “severe upper body injuries.”

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Gamblin Thursday.

He and Andrews knew each other, Carver said, but added it’s not clear what circumstances led to them being in the residence.

Carver said he did not believe investigators are searching for any other suspects.

The slaying marks Winnipeg’s 29th homicide of 2019. Suspects have been charged in all but three of them.

Anyone with information related to the case is being asked to call investigators at 204-986-6508.

Jessica Wells, a friend of Norma Andrews, weeps during a for a vigil for Andrews following her death. A suspect in her homicide has been charged. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press files)

 

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