Cody Bell re­ceives 32 months for Clarenville Sham­rock City stab­bing

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARK SQUIBB THE PACKET

CLARENVILLE, NL—Cody Bell has been sen­tenced to 32 months jail time for a stab­bing in­ci­dent at Clarenville’s Sham­rock City that left part of the vic­tim’s small in­testines hang­ing out­side of his body.

Bell was sen­tenced to 30 months for ag­gra­vated as­sault plus two months for breach of pro­ba­tion in Clarenville pro­vin­cial court Mon­day, Oct. 23. He’s also sub­ject to a manda­tory DNA or­der and a life­long firearms pro­hi­bi­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment of facts, in­clud­ing the tes­ti­mony of sev­eral wit­nesses, the night un­folded as such.

Clarenville RCMP was called to the bar in the early morn­ing hours of Feb. 7, 2016.

When they ar­rived, they found a large group of peo­ple lin­ger­ing in the park­ing lot, while oth­ers seemed to be ad­min­is­ter­ing first aid to a man lay­ing on the ground.

Sev­eral peo­ple on site pointed to Bell and claimed that he had stabbed the vic­tim, Matthew Stacey, who was now ly­ing on the ground.

RCMP no­ticed that parts of the man’s in­testines were stick­ing out of a gash to his belly.

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