Vigil held for slain Calgary caseworker
CALGARY – The family and friends of a woman killed last week at a Calgary assisted living home held a vigil Saturday to remember her.
47-year-old Deborah Onwu was stabbed to death inside a residence while she was working.
It happened at a Wood's Homes assisted-living dwelling on the 1800 block of 27th Avenue S.W.
According to the union that represents workers like Onwu, the victim was the only staff member assigned to a teen at the time of the attack.
On Friday, 18-year-old Brandon Newman appeared in court via CCTV. He's charged with second-degree murder.
Onwu’s friends and loved ones attended the court appearance, rallying outside and calling for better safety protocols for support workers.
On Saturday, between 4 and 5 p.m., the group were joined by Onwu's sister for a vigil on the steps of the home where Onwu lost her life.