7 suspects charged in stabbing death of McNally student, says Edmonton police chief

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A memorial outside McNally High School continued to grow on Wednesday for 16-year-old Karanveer Sahota. (Julia Wong/CBC  - image credit)
A memorial outside McNally High School continued to grow on Wednesday for 16-year-old Karanveer Sahota. (Julia Wong/CBC - image credit)

Seven suspects have been charged with attempted murder in relation to the stabbing death of a 16-year-old student last week.

Edmonton police Chief Dale McFee mentioned the charges during a meeting of the police commission Thursday afternoon.

"Those are currently being reviewed by the prosecutors now that the individual is deceased or whether those charges will be elevated," McFee said.

Karanveer Sahota, 16, was waiting for a bus on the afternoon of April 8 when he was assaulted. The Grade 10 student at McNally High School died a week later in hospital.

An autopsy completed on Wednesday determined that Sahota died from a stab wound to the chest and that his death was a homicide.

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