Yk murder suspect’s dad now also charged with murder

The father of a Yellowknife teenager who was charged earlier this week with murdering a city cab driver, has now also been charged with murder in the same incident.

RCMP stated in a news release issued Thursday afternoon that 49-year-old James Schiller, also of Yellowknife, is charged with murder in the death of 68-year-old cab driver Ahmed Mahamud Ali.

His son, 18-year-old Elias Schiller, was charged with murder earlier in the week.

Ali was found unconscious and bleeding in the back seat of his own cab Monday morning out front of the emergency department of Stanton Territorial Hospital.

He was later pronounced dead inside the hospital.

A cause of death has not been released.

Police have not said why they did not indicate they may have been a second suspect when they announced the arrest of the younger Schiller.

They have also not said where or when either suspect was arrested.

According to RCMP civilian spokesperson Marie York-Condon, as the investigation unfolded a second person was identified as a suspect and subsequently charged.

She adds that Mounties do not anticipate further charges at this time, however, she says the investigation continues.

Police have also never said that the second suspect is the father of the original suspect, but CKLB has confirmed that it is.

It is the first time that anyone can remember in Yellowknife where a father and son duo have been charged with the same murder.

Both Schillers are to appear in court in Friday morning.

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