Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Boy Charged in 'Random' Killing of 18-Year-Old Woman on Halifax-Area Pathway

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Boy Charged in 'Random' Killing of 18-Year-Old Woman on Halifax-Area Pathway

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Boy charged in woman's 'random' pathway death

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HALIFAX - A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the second-degree murder of a young Halifax woman found dying on a pathway, in what police now say was a random killing.

Chelsie Probert, 18, was found in medical distress on a north end Dartmouth walkway around 10 p.m. on June 6. She died in hospital.

Halifax Regional Police Supt. Jim Perrin said Friday there was a "violent act," and the killing was random.

"I think any time situations like this occur, it's alarming. It's alarming to the public," said Perrin during a news conference at police headquarters in Halifax.

"I think the public can take comfort in how fast we've solved this particular case. Nonetheless, it's still alarming that these things happen and it's tragic. …

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