Boy, 15, fatally attacked while walking dog with mom in north Edmonton, man in custody

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A 15-year-old St. Albert boy walking his dog with his mom in north Edmonton Tuesday night was killed when a man they knew from the area stabbed him in the neck, said the heartbroken woman.

A man was swiftly arrested after officers called to 137 Avenue and 184 Street area around 9:30 p.m. found the teen boy suffering serious, life-threatening injuries, police said Wednesday.

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Police and paramedics tried to save the boy but he died on scene before homicide detectives were called in.

The boy’s mother, at the scene Wednesday afternoon, said the pair regularly walked their pitbull in the area and knew the assailant in passing. She believes the attack was triggered by a mental episode.

Her son was walking behind her when the attack occurred.

St. Albert Public Schools released a statement Wednesday, identifying the boy as Broden Radomske, a Grade 9 student at Lorne Akins Junior High School.

“Our hearts are with Broden’s family, friends, classmates and teachers as they struggle with this enormous loss. Our flags will also be lowered in honour of Broden. We are grateful for the time he spent with us. May he rest in peace,” reads the statement.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

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