Police Investigating Two Separate Winnipeg Homicides

Police Investigating Two Separate Winnipeg Homicides

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are investigating two separate Valentine’s Day homicides.

Officers were called out Wednesday to the 500 block of Furby Street where a man had been fatally stabbed at around 2:30 a.m.

The victim has been identified as Joseph Francois, 45, of Winnipeg.

In the second incident, a man was stabbed in the first 100 block of Charles Walk at around 8:50 a.m. and died in hospital.

He has been identified as Conrad Flett, 27, of St. Theresa Point.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide unit at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

UPDATE: Friday, February 16 — Police have charged Joseph Allan Ballantyne, 55, of Winnipeg, with manslaughter in the Furby Street stabbing. Jarryd Rocky Harper, 25, of Winnipeg, has been charged with second-degree murder in the Charles Walk stabbing. Both men remain in custody.

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