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Husband, father faces added charge of attempted murder

The man who stabbed his wife and an adult child in a domestic violence case, is now facing an additional charge of attempted murder.

On Sunday, May 5, members of East Division responded to a residence in the area of Adelaide Avenue East and Townline Road North following reports of a stabbing.

Information was received that the female victim was stabbed by her husband during a domestic altercation. During the assault, an adult child of the accused tried to intervene and was also stabbed. Although she sustained significant injuries, the victim was able to flee to a nearby residence for help. She was transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre in stable condition. The adult child was transported to a local-area hospital also in stable condition.

The suspect’s charges have now been upgraded to include attempted murder, said a police statement.

A 54-year-old male of No Fixed Address is charged with: Attempted Murder, Assault with a Weapon x2, Aggravated Assault, Possession of Weapon for Committing an Offence, Uttering Threats and Assault Cause Bodily Harm. He was held for a bail hearing.

The accused’s name has been withheld to protect the identities of the victims.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Musial of the Intimate Partner Violence Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5311.

Earlier Story

Husband stabs wife, child in domestic violence incident

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