Halifax man John Jason Salah charged with attempted murder

The victim of a stabbing last month in Halifax has died and her death has been ruled a homicide.

On April 28 at 6:33 p.m. police responded to a stabbing inside a residence in the 0-100 block of Flamingo Drive. Upon arrival officers located the victim suffering from a life-threatening stab wound. She was taken to hospital but on Saturday, May 5, she died and her death has been ruled a homicide. She has been identified as 77-year-old Norma Jean Salah.

Forty-one-year-old John Jason Salah of Halifax was arrested at the scene and was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon. Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit will consult with the Public Prosecution Service to have the charges upgraded to second degree murder.

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