Crown wants to try teen as adult in Charlottetown murder case

Published on August 21, 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.

©Guardian photo by Brian McInnis

The Crown wants a 17-year-old woman to by tried as an adult in the stabbing death of a Charlottetown man last month.

Crown attorney Valerie Moore voiced her intention in provincial court Thursday morning to seek an adult sentence.

The teen is charged with first-degree murder. Her case has been adjourned until Sept. 11 for election.

The accused has consented to remain in custody in Summerside.

Family of both the victim and the accused were in court Thursday. Restrained by hand cuffs and leg shackles, the accused sat quietly as she received words of encouragement and support from family members.

“Be strong,’’ one person called out.

The teen has been charged in the death of 45-year-old Kent David Gallant of Charlottetown.

An autopsy determined Gallant died from a stab wound to the chest on July 11 in the capital city.