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Maxi Stabbing: Montreal Teenager Charged In Death Of Grocery Clerk

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Montreal police say a man arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a grocery store clerk will be charged with first-degree murder.

They are confirming the Crown has authorized the charge to be laid when the 19-year-old is formally arraigned later today.

He was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday evening in the death of Clemence Beaulieu-Patry, 20.

She was stabbed at a Maxi supermarket in the city's east end Sunday night.

Suspect arrested Wednesday

Police say the suspect, whose name has not been made public, was arrested at his home and was to be questioned by major crimes investigators today.

Police also say he and Beaulieu-Patry knew each other, but the nature of their relationship was not revealed. Some media have reported they frequented the same high school.

Beaulieu-Patry was an employee at the store and was stabbed while working in its clothing department as clients shopped and other employees worked.

Police later distributed grainy surveillance video in the hopes of narrowing down a suspect.

The homicide was Montreal's second of the year.

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