Waterloo receiver stabbed to death, man in custody

Waterloo Warriors receiver Lam Diing was stabbed to death early Sunday morning after an altercation at a Kitchener residence.

Police were called to a home in a quiet residential neighbourhood just after midnight where they found a male suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

The 23-year-old Diing played three seasons with the Warriors. He had seven catches for 89 yards and a touchdown last season and was invited to the CFL’s Ontario regional combine in March.

Diing, who was born in Khartoum, Sudan, came to Canada to escape the civil unrest and violence in his native homeland.

Waterloo Regional Police said they were called to a residence on Kenora Drive just after midnight for reports of an altercation outside the house.

Police said the victim and the accused were at the Kenora Drive residence for a get-together.

Nicholas Salim Ndayisenga, 22, faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with Diing’s death. He appears in court on Monday.

Tributes have already started on social media and a GoFundMe campaign has been started to help Diing’s family with funeral expenses.



– with files from the Waterloo Region Record.


7 Comments on Waterloo receiver stabbed to death, man in custody

  1. So sad and tragic. Rest in piece Lam.

  2. So sad. I was an assistant teacher through coop when he first came to the country. Was such a sweet young boy. I am so sorry for his family and loved ones 🙁

  3. Scottsask // April 16, 2018 at 12:42 pm //

    Terrible, tragedy.

  4. The world is not as it was in my youth. No value placed on on a human life, and no deterent from our justice system. Condolences to those affected by this senseless act.

    • greenenvy? // April 16, 2018 at 3:47 pm //

      Good point Yup. Things have to get tougher with our justice system. Too much of this happening today.

  5. Awaiting Moderation // April 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm //

    I can’t wait to find out what oh-so-crucial matter caused a 22 year old to stab to death a 23 year old.

    Sick of senseless violence and waste of life.

  6. I wish I could ask God why the Good die young.

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