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Suspect in 12th Street stabbing gets bail

A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend has been released on bail to live in Winnipeg.

Meanwhile, police continue to investigate the alleged assault.

“There is still some further investigation that is going to be necessary in this case,” Crown attorney Garry Rainnie noted in court as he agreed to release Shonice Marie Tacan on bail.

Rainnie’s consent to release Tacan put a stop to a bail hearing which began on Dec. 21. Tacan appeared without a lawyer on that date and represented herself.

The charges against her include aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Court heard that police were called to an apartment on the 200-block of 12th Street around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 20.

The 43-year-old who lived at the apartment was found with a stab wound to his torso and other injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he was rushed into surgery to treat a ruptured spleen.

It’s alleged that the man’s live-in girlfriend had smashed a bottle on his face and stabbed him with a knife.

The girlfriend had been living with the victim even though they were both under orders not to be with each other at the time, court heard.

After hearing the allegations at the bail hearing, Judge Shauna Hewitt-Michta told Tacan that she wasn’t prepared to release her at that point.

She was concerned that Tacan would have nowhere to live — it’s standard for accused to have a bail condition that forbids contact with a complainant.

With nowhere to go, Tacan might wind up back with her boyfriend in what seems to be a volatile situation.

The judge reserved her decision until Monday, but the bail hearing was abandoned — and the judge’s concern addressed — when Rainnie agreed to release Tacan on a bail plan that would have her live in Winnipeg.

The case was adjourned to Jan. 24.

As of Thursday, the wounded man remained in Brandon hospital in stable condition.

» ihitchen@brandonsun.com

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 28, 2012

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