Terry Albert Jr. Photo from the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home website.Terry Albert Jr. Photo from the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home website.

Second-degree murder charge laid in London man's stabbing death

A 33-year-old woman is facing a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of a man in southwest London.

Terry Labon Albert Junior died in hospital on Friday. The 27-year-old London man had been rushed there with life threatening injuries after emergency crews responded to a 911 call around 9:50 a.m. about a man who turned up at a home on Forbes street suffering from a stab wound.

A suspect was arrested shortly after London police arrived on scene. At the time, police said the victim and the accused were known to each other and that the investigation was in its early stages.

On Monday, police announced a charge of second degree murder had been laid against Christine Marie Bishop of London. Bishop made her first court appearance over the weekend where she was remanded into custody.

The 33-year-old is scheduled to return to court on Friday.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call them at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

An online obituary for Albert Jr. states that he was a member of the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. He was one of nine children and leaves behind his parents, grandmother, and seven siblings. His funeral will be held at the Chippewa Community Centre on Chippewa Road at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

This is London's seventh homicide of the year and second death investigation this month. On September 7, officers were called to a sixth-floor apartment at 565 Proudfoot Lane where a man and a woman were found dead. An autopsy determined the pair died from gunshot wounds. The female victim's family has alleged the incident was a murder-suicide. However, police have yet to confirm that publicly.

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