Man pleads guilty in 2019 stabbing death of Calgary case worker

A Calgary man has admitted to stabbing his case worker to death at an assisted-living facility nearly two years ago.

Brandon Newman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Deborah Onwu on Oct. 25, 2019.

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A trial was scheduled to begin next month.

Court heard that Newman was living at the care home and stabbed Onwu, who was working an overnight shift, 19 times.

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She died of blood loss at the scene.

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Newman is to be back in court on Sept. 24, when a date will be set for his sentencing hearing.

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