Woman in jail after allegedly stabbing boyfriend

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She was already facing charges of assault against him from earlier this month

Kathryn Patricia Saunders of Conception Bay South appeared in provincial court in St. John’s Monday, the day after she reportedly stabbed her boyfriend in the stomach.
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A woman suspected of stabbing her boyfriend in the stomach on Easter Sunday is behind bars.

Kathryn Patricia Saunders of Conception Bay South made a brief appearance in provincial court in St. John’s Monday morning.

She opted not to have a bail hearing yet and agreed to go back to jail until her next court date, April 24.  

The 46-year-old faces seven charges — assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon (a knife), breach of probation from May 2011 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 charges were laid following an incident that was said to have happened at around 4 p.m. Sunday at a house in Topsail.

The injured man was taken to hospital with stab wounds to the abdomen. His condition was unknown.

It’s not the first time Saunders has been accused of attacking the man in the last month.

On March 2, she reportedly assaulted him and damaged his property. She was due to appear in Family Violence Intervention Court April 4 to answer to those charges.

However, since Family Violence Intervention Court is expected to be discontinued due to budget cuts, those charges will also be dealt with April 24.

The RNC is continuing to investigate Sunday’s incident.

rgillingham@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @TelyCourt

Geographic location: Topsail.The

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  • Alexis
    April 02, 2013 - 11:45

    How many murders in St. John's are males killing their female partners.. I can count at least 5 in the last ten years (go ahead, count em up). Not to discount what this woman did, as she's as violent and abusive as the best of them, but no need to discredit the campaign efforts to stop violence against women. Not sure the logic here.. a woman committed a violent act, so we need less awareness of violence towards women? How about more awareness all around of spousal violence. For every woman (and man) arrested, there are lots more verbally and physically abusing their partners..

    • Don't bother
      April 02, 2013 - 12:18

      How is this for logic, I don't seem to recall you voicing your displeasure towards the 5 Mount Pearl teens who beat and robbed a mentally challenged 23 year old male. Now..let me guess, if that had been a 23 year old mentally challenged women who was beaten and robbed you would have been all over that story. However, I do agree with you - awareness of violence against PEOPLE is necessary. That is logical.

  • original townie
    April 02, 2013 - 11:25

    I think it's time there was an ad on television stating.....teach her how to respect men. We already have one for teaching him how to respect women. Equal rights. I personally think the current ad is sexist. The vast majority of men already respect women. Too much women's lib for me!

  • Not all of us..
    April 02, 2013 - 10:30

    @ JUST SAYING & DON'T BOTHER..I am a woman, and I think (hope) the majority of people wouldn't ignore violence in any form, against women, men, children, seniors, etc. Violence against women does get most of the media attention, and I agree, more education and 'light' being shed on violent acts against men is necessary. Sadly there is still the social stigma attached to it - that it doesn't hurt or affect the man in the same manner it would affect a woman, child or elder. Sure - in most cases a blow from a woman to a man may not cause the same physical damage..but it all boils down to the same issue..it's wrong, it affects any gender or age group physically and emotionally. Women abuse men, children and elders too. Not just a 'big bad man'..and the public should be educated that abuse can and does happen to everyone - it does not discrimanate.

  • JUST SAYING
    April 02, 2013 - 09:47

    Well, so much for violence against women. Now, what about violence against men?

    • Don't bother
      April 02, 2013 - 10:02

      The violence against women groups NEVER comment on these stories. Instread they most likely hold fund raisers to help pay for the accused bail, or they most likely hold ''He deserved it'' parties whenever a story like this gets published.