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Second degree murder charge laid in fatal Niagara Falls stabbing

A 31-year-old from Kitchener surrendered to police late Thursday night
2021-04-05 Niagara Regional Police cruiser
Niagara Regional Police Service file photo

The investigation into the Sept. 6, 2023, stabbing death in Niagara Falls has been ongoing by detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Homicide Unit.

In the late evening of Sept. 7, 2023, the suspect attended the NRPS Headquarters on Valley Way in Niagara Falls and surrendered to officers.

Devon Keneer (31 yrs.) of Kitchener has been arrested and charged with the Criminal Code offence of:

  • second degree murder Sec. 235(1)

Keneer was held in custody for a video bail hearing to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on Sept. 8, 2023.

Detectives would like to acknowledge the public and media for their assistance in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009124.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.