Woman jailed for stab­bing man in the chest

Cape Breton Post - - Province/ Atlantic -

GRAND FALLS-WIND­SOR, N.L. — A New­found­land woman who stabbed a man in the chest with a kitchen knife has been sen­tenced to 7.5 years in prison.

Pamela Pike was orig­i­nally charged with first-de­gree mur­der in the 2013 death of Jason Skinner in Grand Falls Wind­sor, N.L., but pleaded guilty to man­slaugh­ter. She ad­mit­ted she stabbed him dur­ing an al­ter­ca­tion and then took his pre­scrip­tion pills.

The sen­tence was rec­om­mended in a joint sub­mis­sion by the de­fence and the Crown in Supreme Court in Grand Falls-Wind­sor.

Dur­ing a vic­tim im­pact state­ment, Skinner’s aunts said their nephew also bat­tled with ad­dic­tion, but was mak­ing plans in the days be­fore his death to seek help.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.