Crown wants to try teen as adult in Charlottetown murder case

Colin MacLean
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Marc Periard and his dog Dutch, members of the RCMP police dog services, comb the yard of a home on Brows Lane in Charlottetown Saturday after a man was stabbed to death on the premises Friday night. Periard is assisting the Charlottetown Police Services because the department no longer has a police dog service.

The Crown wants a 17-year-old woman to by tried as an adult in the stabbing death of a Charlottetown man last month.

Crown attorney Valerie Moore voiced her intention in provincial court Thursday morning to seek an adult sentence.

The teen is charged with first-degree murder. Her case has been adjourned until Sept. 11 for election.

The accused has consented to remain in custody in Summerside.

Family of both the victim and the accused were in court Thursday. Restrained by hand cuffs and leg shackles, the accused sat quietly as she received words of encouragement and support from family members.

“Be strong,’’ one person called out.

The teen has been charged in the death of 45-year-old Kent David Gallant of Charlottetown.

An autopsy determined Gallant died from a stab wound to the chest on July 11 in the capital city.   

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Summerside

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