Second degree murder charged for Tachie stabbing death

A woman is charged for second-degree murder for the July 17 stabbing death in Fort St. James.

A woman is charged for second-degree murder for the July 17 stabbing death in Fort St. James.

At 2:11 a.m., the Fort St. James RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing on the Tl’azt’en Nation (Tachie) Reserve, which is located approximately 65 km west of Fort St. James.

On route to the call officers intercepted family members of the victim, a 31-year-old Tachie resident, who were transporting him to the nearest hospital.

Officers were advised of the suspect’s name and family members were advised to carry on to meet with the ambulance while one of the officers followed the family vehicle.

Upon attendance to the hospital, the victim was pronounced deceased and the North District Major Crime Unit (ND MCU) has taken carriage of the investigation.

Annie Jean Anatole, 33, was arrested and will remain in custody until her next court appearance on August 15.

The RCMP says the stabbing was an isolated incident, where the two individuals knew each other and the public is not at risk.

Since this matter is now before the courts, no other information will be released.