Police Issue Warrant in Stabbing Death

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On Wednesday, January 23, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release indicating they’ve identified a suspect in a recent Furby Street homicide.

On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of a woman injured in the 400 block of Furby Street.

Police attended and located a woman suffering a stab wound to her lower body. The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

A second woman was located who suffered stab wounds to her upper body.

She was treated at hospital and later released.

On Monday, January 22, 2018, the WPS issued a press release indicating the victim succumbed to her injuries.

Lanessa Moskotaywenene (18) (WPS Handout)

She was identified as Angel Beaulieu (22) of Winnipeg.

Police report they’ve identified Lanessa Moskotaywenene (18) as a suspect in the case and have secured arrest warrants for manslaughter and aggravated assault for her arrest.

Police did not release information regarding the motive for the homicide but did indicate the victim and her alleged killer were known to each other.

Police stress Moskotaywenene is not to be approached.

If anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, or has any information that may assist investigators, they are asked to call members of the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Angel Beaulieu is the second reported victim of homicide in the City of Winnipeg in 2018.

In 2017, the second homicide of the year was recorded on January 19.

Insider Commentary;

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

An expression so beautiful in its simplicity.

A young Indigenous woman stabbed to death by a young Indigenous woman known to her.

Nothing new in any of this.

It’s not a phenomenon, mystery, puzzle, enigma, conundrum or even a secret.

Front line Law Enforcement Officers see the carnage every single day in this Country.

As the MMIWG continues to implode we still see people trying to justify its existence.

Kathleen Martens APTN (Twitter)

We also see the mandate starting to shift into what has essentially become a TRC 2.0., a 100 million dollar exercise in the grieving process.

A 100 million dollar exercise to “let victims say their pieces.”

If you follow social media you will see plenty evidence of it.

While I give Mr. Meyer credit for not blaming the RCMP, I question his justification for the Inquiry.

I respectfully submit there has to be a better way.

Let us not forget, the Inquiry was pitched as a desperately needed undertaking to help solve the phenomena of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The problem with the supposed justification was hard data tells us upwards of 92% of the killings of Indigenous woman are perpetrated by someone known to them in a domestic, family or other relationship.

In short, we know the killers, we know the motives, we know the cure.

No need for an Inquiry, at least not one pitched, built and formed on a incredulously false premise.

James G Jewell (Twitter)

One Comment

  1. Michael Melanson

    I agree with your take on the MMIW inquiry. It’s bad political theatre with neither a script nor direction with proponents seeming to be more bent on blaming police and colonialism than accepting facts and data.

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