Melted snow reveals knife believed to have been used in stabbing

Rosie Mullaley
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David Joseph Harrington (left) is led from provincial court in this Telegram file photo.

Police have found what they believe to be the weapon used in a stabbing on Torbay Road earlier this month.

On Tuesday, members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary located a knife in the area of where the incident happened on Feb. 3.

While officers had been looking since that time with metal detectors and shovels, their search was impeded by a large amount of snow.

However, much of the snow was melted by Sunday’s heavy rainfall, enabling officers to see more of the area.

The knife has been sent for forensic testing.

“This is physical evidence that potentially links the accused person to the offence,” RNC Const. Suzanne FitzGerald told The Telegram today.

“The forensic examination will be crucial.”

David Joseph Harrington was arrested Feb. 3 in connection with the incident.

The 19-year-old was said to have stabbed a 23-year-old woman in the early morning hours while she was walking along Torbay Road, in the area of Elizabeth Avenue, on her way to work.

The woman was able to flag down a passing motorist who called 911.

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene and brought her to hospital.

Harrington remains in custody and is due back in court Feb. 16.

He’s charged with assault with a weapon and aggravated assault.



Organizations: RNC Const.

Geographic location: Torbay Road, Elizabeth Avenue

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