Two men facing murder charges in connection to Feb. 18th death in west Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta – Homicide investigators have arrested two male suspects in connection to the death of a 35-year-old male in west Edmonton on Feb. 18, 2020.

West Division patrol members located Emery John Cardinal, 35, lying on Stony Plain Road and 152 Street on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 18th. Police provided medical aid to the injured male prior to the arrival of EMS personnel. Paramedics then treated and transported the male to hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Edmonton Police Vehicle
Edmonton Police Vehicle

On Feb. 21, 2020, police arrested Jacob Alan Monninger Cullum, 18, in connection to Cardinal’s death.

On Feb. 25, 2020, Dante Ace Russo, 18, was also arrested in connection to Cardinal’s death.

Monninger Cullum and Russo have each been charged with one count of second-degree murder.

Investigators would still like to speak with any additional witnesses who may have been in the area that evening, or have information related to this investigation. Please contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

MRU #: H20R005-1

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