Teen charged in stabbing death appears in court

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The teenager charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of a Charlottetown man was taken in a police vehicle to the Provincial Youth Centre in Summerside following a court appearance Wednesday morning. Guardian photo Heather Taweel

The teen charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Charlottetown man appeared in court this morning.

The 17-year-old girl, dressed in a pink tee shirt, black pants and sneakers, had her hands cuffed and feet shackled during a brief appearance in provincial court.

Crown attorney Valerie Moore sought and received an adjournment until Aug. 19 for show cause.

Moore told the judge the matter is still being investigated.

The accused, who cannot be identified, was taken to the Provincial Youth Centre in Summerside in a police car a short time after being escorted out of the courtroom.

Friends of the teen wiped away tears as they told The Guardian that they were too overwhelmed with emotion to comment on the situation.

The teenager was arrested early Saturday morning about five hours after the stabbing.

Police have identified the victim as 45-year-old Kent David Gallant of Charlottetown.

An autopsy was performed Sunday.

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

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