Two men charged in death of 16-year-old boy in northern Alberta community

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SMOKY LAKE, Alta. — Two men have been charged following the death of a teenage boy in a small community northeast of Edmonton.

Alberta RCMP say officers from Smoky Lake responded to a call to help EMS in Goodfish Lake, Alta., about 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 2.

A 16-year-old boy was declared dead at the scene.

Officers with the major crimes unit arrested and charged the two men Friday.

Sean Steinhauer, who is 30, and 32-year old Ryan Cardinal — both of no fixed address — are each charged with second-degree murder.

Police say the men were remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and are to appear in St. Paul provincial court on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 14, 2020.

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