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UPDATE: Son charged with murder in stabbing death of his mother

A 24-year-old man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his mother in Burnaby on Monday evening.

RCMP responded to several emergency calls to the 6700 block of Elwell Street about 6:30 p.m., said police spokesman Sgt. Peter Thiessen in a press release.


Officers found a 45-year-old woman with many cuts and stab wounds lying on the street. Jose Tomajin was taken to hospital but died several hours later. Tomajin lived in the 6800 block of Elwell.

Thiessen said Burnaby RCMP talked to several witnesses and that resulted in the arrest of the woman's son. Benedict Bernabe Tomajin was scheduled to appear in Vancouver provincial court Wednesday afternoon charged with second degree murder.


The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case along with Burnaby's serious crime section and uniform patrol.


"This homicide appears to be the direct result of a domestic dispute which sadly was witnessed by many in the neighbourhood," said Thiessen. "This is an example of how volatile domestic disputes can be and the impact it can have on all those involved. This has impacted and changed a family forever and affected a neighbourhood."

ggranger@burnabynewsleader.com

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