Youth charged in violent stabbing expected to plead next month

By paNOW Staff
January 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

The youth accused of a violent stabbing at a party in the RM of Buckland is expected to enter pleas during a court appearance next month.

The accused, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with aggravated assault and carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The charges stem from an incident on Oct. 15 of last year, when a female high school student from Prince Albert was stabbed multiple times at an outdoor party. According to her mother, the teenage victim was left with at least five puncture wounds and required surgery, though she has since recovered from the worst of her injuries.

RCMP investigators and the victim’s family made several appeals to the public for information in the case. The teen was charged in November, more than a month after the stabbing occurred.

Although the youth was set to appear today in Prince Albert Provincial Court, he was not personally present in the courtroom. His in-person appearance was waived as he is not currently in Saskatchewan. The matter was adjourned to Feb. 21. The court heard the youth is expected to make elections and enter his pleas on that date.

The charges against the youth have not yet been tested before the courts, and he is presumed innocent at this stage.

 

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