Teen girl charged with first-degree murder after Charlottetown stabbing

Mitch MacDonald
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Published on July 12, 2014

A Charlottetown Police Services officer sits in his patrol car as he guards the hosue where the stabbing occurred Friday night. 

Published on July 12, 2014

Police are still at the scene of a fatal stabbing Friday night at Brows Lane. Police were at the home off and on all day Saturday.

Published on July 12, 2014

A officer with the Charlottetown Police Services Saturday checks the lawn of a home on Brows Lane where a man was stabbed to death Friday night.

Published on July 12, 2014

Charlottetown Police Services officers Saturday investigate the scene of a murder on Brows Lane Friday night. A man was stabbed to death at a home.

Published on July 12, 2014

Marc Periard, of the RCMP police dog services, checks under some decking in the yard of a home on Brows Lane where a man was stabbed to death Friday night. Pierard is assisting the Charlottetown Police Services because the department no longer has a police dog service.

Published on July 12, 2014

This house at 182 Brows Lane was the scene of a stabbing death Friday night. 

Charlottetown police are hoping a forensic autopsy will reveal more details of a fatal stabbing Friday night that left a normally quiet residential neighborhood in shock.

A middle-aged city man is dead while a teenaged female is facing first-degree murder charges, say police.

A usually sedate Sherwood street was anything but that Friday night as police, firefighters and Island EMS responded to the fatal stabbing at a residence on the corner of St. Peter’s Road and Brows Lane.

Police confirmed the accused is a 17-year-old female living in Charlottetown who will be charged as a young offender.

“That’s one of the reasons we can’t name the accused,” said a Charlottetown police spokesperson.

Police responded to the incident at approximately 9:30 p.m. with a full forensic team having the road taped off in squares shortly after.

One officer confirmed the individual was arrested about five hours after the call came through.

The spokesperson said police arrested the accused at the scene of the crime.

The scene was still busy Saturday morning, with yellow police tape blocking the house and property while an officer guarded the scene.

While the tape and guard were gone in the afternoon, the dog unit had returned to make sure no stones had been left unturned in the investigation.

Several neighbours approached by The Guardian declined to speak about the incident on the record.

“The bottom line is it’s shocking,” said one individual who asked not to be named. “But people have to realize what happens anywhere else in the world can happen on P.E.I. too.”

While the stabbing was the talk of the town for much of the weekend, police gave few details on the incident.

The spokesperson said the public can likely expect a news release with updates to be released today.

He said new details would also likely be uncovered through a forensic autopsy on the victim that is being performed out of the province.

“That should bring some more clarity ... and there will probably be more information come to light as the investigation continues,” said the spokesperson.

He said police are also still interviewing possible witnesses to the crime.

“Anyone that may have seen or heard something. We follow up on all those leads.”

While individuals on social media were naming possible individuals involved and motives, police cautioned the public not to take much stock in those reports on the incident.

Police have also yet to release the identity of the victim.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, P.E.I.

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  • tactless
    July 17, 2014 - 12:59

    Why are comments allowed on a story like this.

  • Danica
    July 15, 2014 - 13:35

    There is no reason why this girl can't be identified by name. yes she's not of legal age but she's not a little girl either. She's 17 and she knew what she was doing, it was a deliberate act. Nobody was trying to protect the man who's life was taken so why protect her, she's not innocent.

  • Terrible Crime
    July 14, 2014 - 13:02

    A terrible crime. It is almost as terrible of a crime as the grammar, spelling, and punctuation of most comments posted here.

    • BinWinslow
      July 14, 2014 - 16:43

      What are you, the grammar police?

  • islander
    July 14, 2014 - 09:42

    i am sorry she is 17 be in april she killed someone she should be charged as an adult, she took a mans life

  • Just wrong
    July 14, 2014 - 08:20

    They can't release her name and she will be charged as a young offender what a joke. She wasn't to young to stab a man to death and leave him to die. This male victims family are in morning today because of this very senseless crime that killed a man who would never ever deserve to be killed in such a cold blooded way. My prayers go out to the family of the male victim i won't post his name but they family knows who I'm talking about and that's all that matters.