CORNER BROOK — The young girl accused of trying to stab a woman with a knife in Corner Brook over the weekend will remain in custody until at least Wednesday.
The 12-year-old girl was charged with assault with a weapon and with breaching conditions of probation and an undertaking she was subject to at the time.
It was reported to police that the youth had attempted to assault an adult woman at a home on Curling Street around 12:50 p.m. on Saturday.
The two were known to each other, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, and neither was hurt in the incident.
The youth appeared before a judge Sunday and was remanded into custody until another appearance scheduled for Monday morning. She did make a brief appearance Monday, but a bail hearing could not be held as was hoped.
Crown attorney Lori St. Croix said she was not agreeable to the girl’s release, but was waiting to receive information regarding outstanding matters the youth has before the courts in Stephenville.
Duty counsel Lynn Cole said she would like to have the girl’s bail hearing dealt with quickly, considering her age. But Cole said she also needed more time to prepare to represent the girl at a bail hearing and would not be in a position to do so Monday.
Cole said she would be involved as duty counsel during first appearances scheduled for provincial court for most of Tuesday morning and already had another bail hearing scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
Judge Wayne Gorman set the bail hearing for Wednesday afternoon in order to give both the Crown and the defence time to adequately prepare.