Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Documents Allege Man Accused in Stabbings Got Knives at West Edmonton Mall

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Documents Allege Man Accused in Stabbings Got Knives at West Edmonton Mall

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Documents reveal more about warehouse stabbings

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EDMONTON - Police believe a man accused of deadly stabbings at a grocery warehouse first stopped at West Edmonton Mall and bought two large knives before heading to work.

Court documents used to obtain search warrants allege Jayme Pasieka had been drinking alcohol in his apartment on Feb. 28. They say he strapped on a military-style vest, armed himself with two small knives and went to the mall for more.

The documents say he purchased two bigger military knives at the Supply Sergeant surplus store, then drove to the Loblaws warehouse for his afternoon shift.

"It is possible that he was formulating thoughts about harming others here as he left home," say the documents. "Pasieka appeared goal-oriented and purposeful.

"Shortly after arriving at work, he began stabbing his co-workers."

None of the evidence in the documents has been proven in court.

Two men were killed and four others wounded in the bloody attack. At the time, police said an employee at the warehouse had walked through the sprawling building, slashing and stabbing the workers as he went with a knife in each hand.

The court documents further detail the victims' injuries: a total of at least two dozen stab and slash wounds. One man had a bite mark on his knee. …

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