Son who stabbed mother pleads guilty

21-year-old out on bail, will be sen­tenced in new year

The Peterborough Examiner - - LOCAL - TODD VANDONK

Zachery Green­sides will be sen­tenced in the new year for stab­bing his mother. Green­sides, who was charged with at­tempted mur­der, pleaded guilty to as­sault caus­ing bod­ily harm on Thurs­day at the On­tario Court of Jus­tice in Peter­bor­ough.

The stab­bing, which took place on Dec. 1, 2018 on Dublin Street, was sub­ject to a Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit (SIU) probe.

Ac­cord­ing to the SIU’s find­ings, Green­sides’ mother called 911 shortly be­fore 2 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2018 and re­ported her son had stabbed her with a knife.

City po­lice ar­rived at the scene to find Green­sides armed with a knife. The SIU re­ports that Green­sides ig­nored of­fi­cers’ de­mands to drop the knife and ad­vanced to­ward an of­fi­cer. Ac­cord­ing to the SIU, the of­fi­cer kicked Green­sides in the stom­ach.

Green­sides then stabbed him­self twice in the neck, be­fore an­other of­fi­cer pep­per­sprayed him.

Both Green­sides and his mother were taken to hospi­tal for their in­juries.

The SIU de­ter­mined there were no grounds to lay crim­i­nal charges against any Peter­bor­ough po­lice of­fi­cer in re­la­tion to Green­sides’ in­juries.

The 21-year-old re­mains out on bail and is to re­turn to court on Jan. 9 for sen­tenc­ing submission­s.

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