P.E.I. attempted murder case adjourned

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Published on May 22, 2014

Prince Edward Island provincial court

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A 41-year-old Charlottetown woman charged with attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend made a brief appearance in provincial court Wednesday.

Speaking through her lawyer, Marlo Docherty elected to be tried by a provincial court judge.

Docherty then requested that she be permitted to enter a guilty plea to the lesser charge of assault with a weapon.

Crown counsel John McMillan asked for an adjournment to consider the defence request before stating the Crown’s position.

McMillan told the court he had just received the victim’s medical records from the police and wanted to review those records before weighing in.

Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas has adjourned the case to June 2.

Details released by police at the time of the incident allege Docherty stabbed her boyfriend in the chest with a kitchen knife while he slept.

The victim was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

A mental health assessment conducted at the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth concluded Docherty was fit to stand trial.