Charged in fatal stabbing


The spouse of a man fatally stabbed in Rutland last week is reaching out online for help to support her two children, including a newborn baby.

Waylon Percy Junior Jackson, 26, was stabbed in a home on the 100-block of Gerstmar Road Friday evening.

Kelowna RCMP said they were called to the home and found Jackson, who was unresponsive.

“On March 11, 2016 at 9:45 pm, the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing in the 100 block of Gerstmar Road,” says Const. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“Officers quickly arrived at the scene to discover an unresponsive man appearing to have lost a significant amount of blood. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition, however sadly succumbed to his injuries.”

The accused, 26-year-old Chad Colton Alphonse, was arrested without incident nearby and is now charged with second-degree murder. 

“There is indication the two knew each other,” says O’Donaghey. “The investigation is still ongoing and further details will come out during court proceedings.”

He says police will not release the extent of the wounds to Jackson or whether police retrieved a weapon from the scene.

O’Donaghey says four people were home at the time of the incident including the victim, the accused and two other people related to them.

Police would not confirm how the two men knew each other.

“This was an isolated incident and the public was not at risk,” says O’Donaghey. “The two individuals knew each other.”  

The victim's spouse, Naomi Aniahskye Jackson, has now taken to Facebook asking for help supporting her children, a six-week-old girl and five-year-old boy.

“I'm so heartbroken and it hurts me to have to ask for help,” wrote Naomi on Facebook.

“We aren’t allowed in my home for a week due to it being the crime scene. Anything will help me and my family to support us in this tragic loss.”

An anonymous family member told Castanet the couple had recently moved to Kelowna from Alberta.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Naomi and her children travel to Edmonton for Jackson's wake and funeral.

Alphonse is known to police and was previously convicted of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and three counts of mischief under $5,000.  

He is being held in custody and is expected back in court March 29.  


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