Man charged in fatal stabbing

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Winnipeg police say a booze-fuelled fight sparked the fatal stabbing on Pembina Highway Wednesday.

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Winnipeg police say a booze-fuelled fight sparked the fatal stabbing on Pembina Highway Wednesday.

Officers were called to a sidewalk in front of a condo building at 2300 Pembina Hwy. at about 4:30 a.m. Wilbert Junior Harper, 33, was bleeding after being stabbed. He was taken to hospital and died.

Police arrested a suspect later in the day at a residence near the crime scene,.

ETHAN CAIRNS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Blood and a bag are left outside of 2300 Pembina Hwy. where officers attended to a body laying on the sidewalk in Winnipeg on Wednesday.

“The two involved parties were known to each other and (investigators) believe that intoxication was a part of that. They believe alcohol may have been a factor in this one,” Const. Claude Chancy said Thursday.

Floyd Alex Chartrand, 43, of Winnipeg, has been charged with manslaughter, failing to comply with a probation order, and with an active warrant for theft under $5,000.

He was detained in custody.

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