Accused in Langford stabbing death to stay in custody

The 29-year-old Victoria man charged with manslaughter in connection with a Langford stabbing last week made a brief appearance in Western Communities Court on Monday.

Daniel Thomas Phelps was remanded into custody until Jan. 26.

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Phelps was arrested by Victoria police for allegedly stabbing 29-year-old Kyle Jansen in a leg on Wednesday evening near Jacklin Road and Station Avenue in Langford. Jansen died of his injuries on Thursday, turning the case into a homicide investigation.

West Shore RCMP have not released details on what led to the stabbing or whether the incident was drug-related.

Both men are well-known to police.

Police have now located the 1994 grey Ford Explorer SUV driven by a woman at the scene, but have not yet said if the victim was stabbed in the vehicle or after exiting the vehicle.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is leading the investigation with the assistance of West Shore RCMP.

Investigators are still looking for witnesses to the crime and anyone with information is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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