Charlottetown police release name of stabbing victim

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

Police have released the name of the man stabbed to death in Charlottetown Friday night.

Kent David Gallant, 45, of Charlottetown died at the scene after police responded to the corner of St. Peters Road and Brows Lane.

The province’s coroner’s office transported the body to Halifax for a forensic autopsy Sunday that took about three hours to perform, says Chief Coroner Charles Trainor.

Cause of death was determined to be from a stab wound to the chest.

Police say they arrested a 17-year-old female at about 2:33 a.m. Saturday inside a perimeter that was set up around the crime scene.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a show cause hearing.

Police continue to investigate the case and are asking anyone with any information to contact Charlottetown Police at 629-4172.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Peters Road, Halifax

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Recent comments

  • don
    July 15, 2014 - 07:05

    you must protect the name of a child. she is adult when she goes and murders another human. she lost her rights as a child when she picked up the knife and do not try to tell me she did not know what she was doing.

  • Cowards on soap boxes
    July 14, 2014 - 22:45

    Comments are a great thing IF people used their real names. I bet the controversial remarks would end on the spot.

  • vick
    July 14, 2014 - 19:41

    Dont turn comments off………alot of times those involved or close to those involved reveal the truth behind the computer! Close the comments your saying the printed guardian is the gospel truth and no further comments! Comments area is for ALL regardless if their idiots or not we have to know that there are going to be comments we dont like but thats what it is…I say if your worried about a comment or comments read the story and move on dont read the comments section….but you cant because curiosity is killing lol

  • Jose A.
    July 14, 2014 - 18:18

    This is a sad story and I as well feel bad for all involved like was said earlier. Without stating the obvious reasons it should go without saying that the comments are a big important part of what makes the Guardian great! Although a lot of mine don't get posted. I think everyone should applaud the Guardian for allowing anonymous discourse and not forcing us to login to Spacebook etc. Don't read the comments if they bother you and be sure to burn any of your books that offend you while your at it. To bad wasn't more comments under the 150 years ago section stories from folks in those days. Some here might understand better why its important to have a public commons to say your piece whatever its worth. We all can decide for ourselves.

  • Tickletruck
    July 14, 2014 - 17:56

    I wish they would make comments more readily available by putting them in the printed newspaper. That way more of us could be enlightened by the opinions of commenters.

  • dont have to read them
    July 14, 2014 - 17:23

    Why in the first place the individuals that say they want comments banned ....the first thing they do check the comments ...

  • XComa
    July 14, 2014 - 16:25

    If people do not want to see what other people's comments are, do not read them. It is that simple. Half of the time the comments are 'the poison spit of a troll', half of the time they are what people think or want to say and all of the time the Comments are entertaining.

  • Townie
    July 14, 2014 - 14:58

    I, too, feel that it's not a good idea to have the comments open. Seems like opening up a medium for cyber bullying potential.

    • Wrong
      July 14, 2014 - 19:42

      Then the Guardian becomes like CBC which rarely opens commenting even on simple unimportant news items. Freedom of press & of speaking out. There can, however, be some editing to not show very inappropriate comments.

  • RealisticIslander
    July 14, 2014 - 14:50

    I agree about comments, but remember folks media is media, you can't pick and choose certain stories to turn comments off. Why are these 2 families any more important than any other victims family in the past? There's always a victim and you just have to ignore people's comments if they are offensive.

  • Penna
    July 14, 2014 - 13:55

    I totally agree with these folks....turn "OFF" the comments. The comments and opinions that will be put here will do nothing but hurt to both parties involved!

  • debbie long
    July 14, 2014 - 13:49

    I fully agree with you guys this family is griefing please respect them.

    • spelling man
      July 15, 2014 - 06:54

      grieving not griefing

  • Nancy Beth GUptill
    July 14, 2014 - 11:26

    Please turn off comments on this story. I do not know the people involved, I'm just thinking if it were my family member, I would not want the public to be able to comment here. Thank You Nancy Beth Guptill

    • Islander
      July 14, 2014 - 13:21

      I fully agree.

    • Simone
      July 14, 2014 - 15:14