UPDATE: Woman charged in stabbing consents to remain in custody

Accused agrees to waive bail hearing in court today

Rosie Mullaley rmullaley@thetelegram.com
Published on January 15, 2014

A woman charged with stabbing another woman in St. John's Sunday waived her right to a bail hearing today and consented to remain in custody until her next court appearance.

Inger Tollefsen, 46, who is charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, will have her case called in provincial court again Jan. 29.

A 47-year-old female victim received serious injuries consistent with a stabbing, and was transported to hospital following the incident Sunday.

 

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Woman charged with stabbing another woman in St. John's on Sunday has been deemed mentally fit to stand trial following a lunch-hour psychiatric assessment today.

She will be back in provincial court in St. John's Wednesday for a bail hearing.

Inger Tollefsen, 46, is charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. It is believed a knife was used during the incident that occurred Sunday afternoon in the area of Cowan Avenue in St. John's.

The RNC says the 47-year-old female victim received serious injuries consistent with a stabbing, and was transported to hospital where she remains in serious condition.

The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Sunday when RNC officers from patrol services, forensic identification and the criminal investigation division responded to the call.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the RNC's Major Crime Unit at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com

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A woman arrested for reportedly stabbing another woman in St. John's over the weekend is set to appear in provincial court today.

Inger Tollefsen, 46, is charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, a knife.

The charges were laid after an incident that happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday on Cowan Avenue, where the woman lives. A 47-year-old woman was said to have suffered serious injuries.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the RNC  at 729-8000 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers web site at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has confirmed that a Sunday afternoon assault in the west end of St. John's appears to have been a stabbing incident.

In a news release, the RNC said a 46-year-old woman was in police custody and that its investigation into the incident was ongoing.

The 47-year-old female victim received serious injuries that police described as “consistent with a stabbing.” She was taken to hospital.

Police received a report of an assault with a weapon at a home on Cowan Avenue at approximately 2:30 p.m.

A third person who may have witnessed the incident was being questioned by police.

A RNC forensic investigator was inside the home Sunday afternoon to collect evidence and has since left the scene. A police car remained outside the home as of 3:30 p.m. to secure the property.

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A woman is in police custody following a domestic dispute in the west end of St. John's.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon at a home on Cowan Avenue, where four Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cars were on the scene shortly before 3 p.m.

A neighbour witnessed a woman being moved from the home into an ambulance. Police said that person was taken to hospital to be treated for undetermined injuries.

That neighour also saw a woman in handcuffs leave the scene with police. A third person who reportedly witnessed the incident was also in custody for questioning.

A RNC forensic investigator was inside the home Sunday afternoon to collect evidence and has since left the scene. A police car remained outside the home as of 3:30 p.m. to secure the property.

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Police presence is heavy outside a home in the west end of St. John's Sunday afternoon.

One person has been transported to a hospital by ambulance from the home on Cowan Avenue. The extent of that person's injuries has not been confirmed.

There were four Royal Newfoundland Constabulary vehicles parked outside the home shortly before 3 p.m. Members of the St. John's Regional Fire Department were also in the area.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Information in this story has been edited to provide additional details.