The 26-year-old woman from Deadman’s Cove was found guilty of the charge Tuesday after a three-hour deliberation by a jury that heard a week of evidence during the trial in Corner Brook.
Goodyear was charged after her former boyfriend was stabbed in the arm in McIvers in the early morning hours of Aug. 4, 2011. The jury did not believe Goodyear’s defence that she was trying to protect herself from being assaulted by her partner.
The Crown had argued that Goodyear was angry because she suspected her boyfriend was not being faithful. Goodyear, the Crown contended, became frustrated when the man refused to discuss the issue with her and she stabbed him as he tried to leave the house to further avoid her questions.
The matter was called again before Justice William Goodridge on Wednesday morning to set the date for submissions on sentencing. It was set for late April so a pre-sentence report could be prepared to assist the court in assessing Goodyear’s personal circumstances and what an appropriate sentence would be.
Goodyear was not taken into custody after the verdict was reached. The court did vary her recognizance to allow her to move in with her mother, who is a surety on her recognizance.
She is also required to remain in Newfoundland and Labrador and has to sign in at the Wesleyville detachment of the RCMP each week until she is sentenced.