WINNIPEG —; Four young children are without a mother after she was brutally beaten to death allegedly by a man who was ordered to stay away from her.
It happened November 28th in a Manitoba Housing complex in Tuxedo.
“I’m a little bit in shock,” said a neighbour who didn’t want to be identified. “I feel sorry for those kids because the mother couldn’t get help.”
Winnipeg police have released the name of the homicide victim found dead inside a Tuxedo Avenue home late last month and charged her partner with second degree murder. Rudi Pawlyshyn
Winnipeg police have released the name of the homicide victim found dead inside a Tuxedo Avenue home late last month and charged her partner with second degree murder.
Winnipeg police said the night before they were called, a group of people had been drinking inside a Tuxedo Avenue home.
Candace Monias, 28, was badly beaten during an argument with her partner Charley Harper, 29.
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He was previously ordered by a judge to stay away from Monias after he was convicted of assault causing bodily harm in February.
“He went to sleep or passed out,” said Constable Jason Michalyshen. “Our victim was unconscious and it wasn’t until the morning hours that is was determined that she required medical assistance.”
Monias, who was from Garden Hill First Nation, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Harper has been charged with Second Degree Murder and is in custody.
“Domestics is our number one call for service,” said Winnipeg Police Deputy Chief Danny Smyth. “It’s the only call for service we’re in the double digits.”
He said officers attend roughly 14,000 domestic related calls every year and only 2,000 cases turn into charges.
“It’s really helping people de-escalate the situation and it’s really helping steer them into the resources that are going to help them get to even keel,” said Smyth.
Following the tragic murders of Camille Runke and Selena Keeper in October, both allegedly at the hands of their partners, the province promised changes to protection orders. Experts said there needs to be more help in other areas.
“We certainly don’t have enough resources to help families struggling with healthy relationships,” said Lesley Lindberg from Willow Place, a women’s shelter. “We don’t have enough resources in the area of prevention.”