Charges have been laid following a bloody end to a youth hall party early Sunday morning.

 

Kevin Moffett, 19, of Edmonton has been charged with second degree murder and a weapons offence following the stabbing death of 17-year-old Niko Arlia.

 

Police received a call around 1:30 a.m. from the Killarney Community Centre near 130A Ave. and 87 St. after a group of individuals entered the party and a fight broke out, said Staff Sgt. Bill Kerr.

 

Arlia was found a block away near a bus stop on 130 Ave. and 88 St.


“Someone pointed out to police there was someone in the snow away from the hall,” said Kerr.
Kerr said three other partygoers suffered stab wounds as well. Two were admitted to the University of Alberta Hospital Sunday while the third was treated and released.


The hall was the site of a party for youth between the ages of 15 and 20.


Amanda Teeter, 18, was in attendance with her friends and said there was a lot of blood following the incident.


“All I know is me and my friends walked in and I got a bad vibe off the start,” she said.
“(We were) dancing and then security came in and told us to get out or else we’d be pepper sprayed.”


Teeter and others were then questioned while police looked at their IDs. Police are still interviewing witnesses to determine what sparked the fight.


The incident remains under investigation and police are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling either the complaint line at 780-423-4567 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


An autopsy on Arlia is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.