‘I can’t think of what happened’: brother of woman killed in 14th homicide
Edmonton police said Tuesday that a 30-year-old man had been charged in connection to the death of a 53-year-old woman early Monday.
Police were called to the home, in the area of 130 Avenue and 32 Street, at about 12:30 a.m. Monday – and police arrived to find a 53-year-old woman dead.
CTV News has identified the deceased as Kathy Dickout, 53.
On Tuesday, police said Jason Glenn Dickout, 30, has been charged with second degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon.
The victim’s brother, Terry Samsoniuk, spoke to CTV News about his sister. He identified the accused as his sister’s son.
Samsoniuk said he can’t believe his nephew could have been involved.
“I wish I could sit down and talk with him, to find out what happened, because I know if I talked to him one-on-one, I know I would get exactly what happened,” Samsoniuk said.
Neighbours told CTV News they believed it was the accused that was taken away by police and paramedics early Monday morning, when his mother’s body was discovered in the family home.
“People get the impression because he lived at home, he was 30-years-old, there was something wrong with him, but I’m telling you, if you started a conversation with him it was good, so that’s what was bizarre,” Samsoniuk said. “I can’t think of what happened.”
Samsoniuk said he saw no indicators that anything was wrong over the Easter weekend, he said his sister was in good spirits days ago.
“This is bizarre to us…she was over Friday and was happy,” Samsoniuk said.
Homicide Unit detectives deemed Kathy Dickout’s death to be homicide, an autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday morning.
This is Edmonton’s 14th homicide of 2017.
With files from David Ewasuk