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A Female Youth Has Been Charged With The Murder Of A 13-Year-Old Edmonton Girl

"This was a brutal crime for no real reason."

A deadly assault against a 13-year-old girl on Friday, October 2 has resulted in an Edmonton teen charged with murder.

Edmonton police said in a release on Monday, October 5, that they have charged a "female youth" with second-degree murder in connection to an assault that resulted in the death of another teenager.

The family of 13-year-old Sierra Chalifoux-Thompson identified her as the victim. The suspect is underage and therefore her name cannot be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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This was a brutal crime for no real reason.

Fran Chalifoux Tribe

According to a police release, officers received reports of an assault in the area of 75 Street and Mount Lawn Road Northwest. When officers arrived, they found Chalifoux-Thompson with serious injuries. She was taken to the hospital and later died.

The victim's aunt, Fran Chalifoux Tribe, posted on Facebook that they hope more information will come forward.

"Her life mattered to us, she is not a statistic," she said in the post.

Anyone with information is now being asked to come forward to speak with Edmonton Police at 1-780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. 

People with information can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

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