Second teen formally charged with second-degree murder following string of attacks

Danielle Ballantyne

The Winnipeg Police Service headquarters in downtown Winnipeg. Photo: APTN News file

A teen accused of killing two adults and seriously assaulting another has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault.

Winnipeg police say the 15-year-old boy was arrested in Long Plain First Nation, a community about 120 kilometres west of Winnipeg, over the weekend.

Police issued a Canada-wide warrant for the teen last week. The teens cannot be named under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

A second 15-year-old boy is facing the same charges in connection to the killing of 38-year-old Danielle Ballantyne and 54-year-old Marvin Felix, as well as a man in his 50s who was assaulted.

Police have said the string of random assaults took place within a short time early on Aug. 22.

Officers previously said other people may have been targeted, but have not reported it to police.

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