Charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault laid against one man in Newton stabbing

A man has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the October 20 stabbing at a Newton residence.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on October 20, Surrey RCMP were called to a report of a stabbing inside of a residence in the 12700-block of 66th Avenue.  Officers attended and located three people suffering from injuries. An adult female had critical injuries, an adult male had serious injuries, and a two-year-old child had serious but not life-threatening injuries. All three of the injured people were transported to the hospital. The female later died in the hospital.

The suspect fled the scene but was located nearby and arrested by Surrey RCMP. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) later announced that a second man was arrested. “Everyone involved are members of the same family,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang on Wednesday.

According to neighbours, members of the family were always happy. The mother of the injured child had come from India a couple of years ago.

“The question on everyone’s mind is why did this happen. That is also a top-of-mind priority for us as we work this morning to piece together what was said and done in that home last night,” Jang said on Wednesday.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at  Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).