Update: Woman charged in stabbing incident makes court appearance

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Kathryn Patricia Saunders is pictured at provincial court today. — Telegram photo

A woman suspected of stabbing a man Sunday afternoon is behind bars.

Kathryn Patricia Saunders, 46, of Conception Bay South made a short appearance in provincial court in St. John's this morning.

She agreed to go back to jail until her next court date, April 24.  

She faces seven charges — assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon (a knife), breach of probation and four counts of breach of undertaking. Conditions had included that she stay away from the man she's accused of stabbing and to abstain from alcohol.

The incident was said to have happened around 4 p.m. Sunday.

It's not the first time the woman has been accused of attacking the man, whom she knows.

She was due to appear in Family Violence Intervention Court April 4 to answer to charges of assault against the same man and breaching probation.

All her charges will be brought forward April 23.


The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a reported stabbing that occurred Sunday in Topsail.

According to police, officers responded to a home on Topsail Road where a man was transported to hospital with unknown injuries.

A 46-year-old woman was taken into police custody and will appear in court this morning.

She was charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, and four breaches of court orders.  

RNC Forensic Identification and Criminal Investigation Division officers were on the scene and the investigation is still ongoing.  

Police say the victim and suspect were known to each other.


Organizations: Criminal Investigation Division

Geographic location: Topsail Road

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