Saskatoon police lay 2nd-degree murder charge in 19-year-old woman's death

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A 20-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge in connection to a woman’s death.

Sebastian Sanderson is accused of killing 19-year-old Kira Opoonechaw.

A family member told CTV News Opoonechaw was a "down to earth" person who "loved those who loved her."

Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) says the two knew each other.

Around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of an injured person at a home in the 400 block of Avenue B North, SPS said in a news release.

When police arrived, they found a 21-year-old man along with Opoonechaw; both were suffering from life-threatening injuries.

They were taken to hospital by paramedics, where Opoonechaw later died.

Sanderson was arrested near the scene, according to police.

He is also charged with attempted murder.