3-year-old stabbed in Winnipeg dies of injuries

Winnipeg police and emergency personnel responded to a residence in the 300 block of Pritchard Avenue for a report of a child that had been seriously assaulted on October 30th at approximately 2:35am.

Police arrived to find a three-year-old boy who was stabbed multiple times while he slept. The boy was rushed to hospital where he was taken off life support on November 2nd. The family has identified the boy as Hunter Straight-Smith, 3.

Daniel Jensen, 33, who was in an on-again, off-again relationship with the boy’s mother was arrested on October 31 and remains in custody on charges of attempted murder related to the original investigation. Since the victim has died, those charges could be upgraded. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update November 11
On November 6, 2019, investigators attended the Winnipeg Remand Centre (WRC) and placed Daniel Jensen under arrest forĀ an upgraded charge of Second Degree Murder.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.