Police have arrested two men and charged one of them with second degree murder in connection last Sunday’s slaying death of 37-year-old Apichat Sudsaneh, a foreign worker from Thailand.
Michael John Stewart, 21, has been charged with second degree murder, robbery, possession of a weapon, and three breaches from Newfoundland.
Kyle Anthony Brooks, 18, has been charged with robbery and assault.
Homicide Det. Bill Clark says a pair related to the case were arrested after police pulled over one of the suspects who was driving a vehicle near 96 Street and 107 Avenue Tuesday.
“With some keen questioning, and some phone calls made to our office, we were able to identify our first suspect,” said Clark.
“There could be more charges on the way, but we’re also looking for more witnesses.”
But police say they are still looking for five other “persons of interest” who may be connected with the murder.
Three images of two males and three females were released to the public yesterday. Police say the images are of the five people homicide detectives are looking for.
“We’re not necessarily looking at them as suspects at this time, but we need to talk to them to find out how they are involved,” said Clark.