Suspected stabber to have case heard in NL Supreme Court

Rosie Mullaley
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A woman suspected of stabbing another woman in St. John’s earlier this year has been committed to stand trial.

Inger Tollefsen was back in provincial court in St. John’s Wednesday for a preliminary inquiry.

A provincial court judge made the ruling Wednesday morning following a preliminary inquiry for Inger Tollefsen.

The hearing lasted only 1 1/2 hours at provincial court, as defence counsel Colin Sheppard only wished to hear from the complainant.

Judge Colin Flynn then determined there was enough evidence to send the case to trial.

Tollefsen will be arraigned at Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s within the next few months.

The 46-year-old has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

She was arrested Jan. 12 following a reported stabbing incident at a house on Cowan Avenue in St. John’s, where the two women reportedly lived together. The 47-year-old

victim suffered serious injuries.

Tollefsen was freed from custody Jan. 31 on strict conditions, which include she have no contact with the complainant.

Twitter: @TelyCourt

Organizations: Newfoundland Supreme Court

Geographic location: Cowan Avenue

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