Delta woman charged in spouse's murder

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A 37-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her common-law husband in Delta last week.

On July 3 at 12:30 a.m., Quannah O'Soup, 38, was found unconscious and unresponsive with apparent stab wounds at a residence in the 11500 block of 80 Avenue. He was later pronounced dead at the scene by BC Ambulance Service attendants.

Beatrice Thomas of North Delta was arrested for the murder on Monday (July 11) and remains in custody.

Police tape surrounded the home for nearly a week and police remained tight-lipped about the incident.

At a press conference Tuesday, Delta Police said O'Soup and Thomas were known to them due to a domestic disturbance at the home about four months ago. At that time, O'Soup was issued a peace bond which allowed him to be at the house, but only if he was sober. Sgt. Sharlene Brooks said it's not yet certain if he had been drinking when he was stabbed.

Police said Thomas's kids, aged 10 and 15, were home at the time of their stepfather's killing, but did not witness it. They are now being cared for by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Thomas appeared in court Tuesday. Her next appearance is scheduled for July 27.

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