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November 20, 2012 permalink
In St Thomas Ontario a 17-year-old boy has stabbed a nine-year-old boy. A comment from a neighbor suggests that it may be a case of one foster child attacking another. Since there are no names in the article, it will not be possible to follow up.
Male charged in attempted murder of nine-year-old
ST. THOMAS -
Police report a nine-year-old St. Thomas boy is recovering from a knife wound to the neck today.
The St. Thomas Police Department issued a release Sunday afternoon with news a 17-year-old St. Thomas resident has been charged in the attempted murder of the boy, also a St. Thomas resident.
Police received an emergency call at about 11 p.m. Saturday evening in regards to an injured male at a Mitchell St. residence in St. Thomas.
Upon arrival, police located the nine-year-old boy who was bleeding profusely from a large cut across his neck which a representative from the department said in a followup interview was caused by a knife.
Emergency Medical Services transported the boy to St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and then to London's Children's Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.
He was in stable condition at the time of the release.
Police could not comment on what caused the incident; if either the accused or victim reside at the Mitchell St. residence and what their relationship is as the investigation is ongoing.
The release did say both parties are very well known to each other and it wasn't a random incident.
The 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with one count of attempt murder. He went to weekend video bail court and has been remanded in custody until Tuesday for a court appearance on St. Catharine St.
There were police vehicles on Mitchell St. throughout Sunday as police analyzed the crime scene.
A small group of neighbours across the street said they were alerted to emergency vehicles arrival Saturday evening but knew no more of the incident.
One young man, however, said the residence in question is home to a number of foster children, unconfirmed by police.
Both accused and victim are protected from identification due to their ages.
Source: St. Thomas Times-Journal