No more jail time for Charlottetown woman who stabbed partner

Published on August 22, 2014
Prince Edward Island provincial court
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There will be no further time in custody for Marlo Docherty, a 41-year-old Charlottetown woman who stabbed her then boyfriend in the chest in March of this year.

Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas suspended the passing of sentence on Docherty Friday in consideration of time already spent in custody on remand.

Docherty, who was originally charged with attempted murder but was allowed to plead guilty to the lesser offence of assault with a weapon, had spent 144 days in custody.

Douglas gave her credit for that time at the rate of 1.5 days for each day served, making her remand time the equivalent of a seven-month sentence.

No further time had been requested by the Crown.

Docherty will spend the next two years on probation, during which time the focus will be treatment for her addiction to alcohol.

The wound suffered by the victim in this case had the potential to be very serious, but in the end was not.

Douglas noted there was no long-term injury.

Docherty had no prior criminal record.