Murder charges have been laid against a Calgary woman in the death of a teen who was pushed off a downtown LRT platform into the path of an oncoming train.
Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Michelle Pasqua was arrested in Edmonton Sunday for unrelated offences, but has since been charged by Calgary Police with second-degree murder for the Aug. 1 killing of 17-year-old Gage Prevost.
Det. John Dooks of the CPS Violent Crime Team said Pasqua was arrested without incident in Edmonton and is scheduled to appear in Calgary court later this week.
“She was arrested for property-damage offences and gave a false name but police in Edmonton figured out who she really was,” Dooks told reporters, adding Pasqua remains in Edmonton to face those charges before she’s brought to Calgary.
“As with any investigation, it doesn’t end with the arrest and we will continue to investigate but we don’t anticipate any other people to be charged. After we consult with the crown the charges could be changed but right now it’s second-degree murder.”
Police said Prevost was shoved off the 8 St. S.W. LRT platform after a confrontation with a woman believed to be Pasqua.
Dooks said while Prevost and Pasqua apparently knew other, they were not close friends.
Pasqua is scheduled to appear in Calgary provincial court on Friday.