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Woman, 33, faces murder charge following Melvin Street slaying

Police: the accused and the victim knew one another; no threat to public safety

A 33-year-old woman is facing murder charges, Greater Sudbury Police said late Monday evening.

In a news release, police said they responded to a call "to check on the well-being of the residents" at a Melvin Street Address.

"Upon arrival officers located a deceased male within the residence," the release said. "Shortly thereafter, the other occupant of the residence, a 33-year-old female, was taken into custody for murder."

The identity of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of kin, police said.

"The matter remains under investigation. The parties are known to each other and there is no threat to the public."

Anyone with information about what happened Monday is asked to contact police by calling 705-675-9171. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (705) 675-TIPS (8477) or at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

This is the city's second homicide of the year, following Friday's stabbing of 17-year-old Preston Pellerin on Cedar Street. Steffin Rees, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder in that case and will appear in court again Thursday.