Woman accused of stabbing to remain in custody

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Const. Markham Long of Charlottetown Police Services escorts 34-year-old Julie Lynn Gaudet into provincial court in this March 5 file photo.

A 34-year-old Charlottetown woman charged with aggravated assault in connection with a stabbing incident last week on Palmers Lane will remain in custody until her case has been dealt with by the courts.

Julie Lynn Gaudet was remanded in custody at the conclusion of a show cause hearing Friday before a justice of the peace.

Gaudet had sought to be released from custody pending her next court appearance but after hearing representations from the Crown and defence counsel Charles Thompson ordered that she be held in custody.

Details of the incident which led to this charge were outlined by counsel during the hearing but a publication ban imposed by the court prohibits the publication or broadcast of that information.

During an appearance before Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas on Thursday Gaudet, speaking through her defence counsel, sought to enter a plea of not guilty to the aggravated assault charge.

She offered instead to plead guilty to the lesser but included offence of assault with a weapon.

But Crown Counsel John McMillan said he was not prepared to accept that offer at this time.

In addition to aggravated assault Gaudet is also charged with breaching a probation order by violating the most basic condition of probation, that she keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

No plea has been accepted on that charge either.

Gaudet will be back in provincial court March 28.

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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