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Un man allegedly killed his wife in front of an elementary school in Calgary

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Police responded to a call for homicide Tuesday morning at John Costello Catholic School.

Radio-Canada

According to information obtained by CBC, a man allegedly killed his wife Tuesday morning in front of an elementary school in southwest Calgary.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">At approximately 7:40 a.m., the Calgary Police Service (CPS) responded to a call of a homicide outside John Costello Catholic School. Police found the body of a woman there, who was pronounced dead from stab wounds.

Authorities subsequently subsequently found her husband's body near the scene of the incident. As an investigation is still ongoing, the police refuse to classify the crime as femicide.

According to information obtained by CBC, the victim would be a mother of three children, and it was her partner who stabbed her.

According to court documents, the two individuals were in the process of divorce.

Also according to information from CBC, the husband was arrested in July 2023 and then released under certain conditions, including that of having no contact with his former partner and their daughters.

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However, he was allegedly accused of violating the conditions of his release in September as well as in November.

Arrest warrants were reportedly issued against the man on Tuesday for criminal harassment. Calgary police say the warrants were likely related to an earlier incident and not the homicide.

Man was scheduled to appear in court on February 6.

In a press release, the Calgary Catholic school board said John Costello Catholic School is expected to reopen on Wednesday after was closed Tuesday.

The Calgary Catholic school board is praying for those involved in this morning's critical incident, it reads. p>

A Victim Support Team from the City of Calgary Police Service has been deployed to provide emotional support to those who are shaken by the situation.

With information from Meghan Grant

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