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article imageCalgary cops lay first degree murder charge in woman's slaying

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By Salim Jiwa     Feb 8, 2010 in Crime
A woman was found dyng in her Calgary home on Sunday. Efforts to save her failed. Now, a 43-year-old man faces first degree murder charge and four kids are in the care of the government.
CALGARY – A 43-year-old man has been charged with first degree murder in the slaying of a woman who died in hospital shortly after being rescued by police and paramedics.
Yanrong Cheng, 41, of Calgary, was found in severe medical distress when cops attended a home in the city’s northwest over the weekend.
Police said the woman was assaulted at around 4:30 p.m. at a home in the unit-block of Edgehill Drive N.W. on Sunday. Police were called to a report of a collapsed woman.
“A woman was found in the residence in medical distress, and was transported to hospital by EMS. She died a short time later in hospital,” said police.
An autopsy confirmed she had been killed.
Shengjun An, 43, of Calgary, has been charged with first degree murder.
The two children, a toddler and a teenager who lived in the home are currently in protective care.
An will make his first appearance in Calgary Provincial Court on Tuesday.
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