From The Montreal Gazette, courtesy TROP
Mother faces charges in daughter’s Dorval stabbing
Home on Louise Lamy St. in Dorval where a 19-year-old woman suffered serious stab wounds to her head and face Sunday. Police arrested the victim’s 38-year-old mother, who is scheduled to be arraigned Monday for attempted murder, armed assault and possession of a weapon with dangerous intent.
Photograph by: Allen McInnis, the Gazette
This story has been updated.
MONTREAL – A 38-year-old woman is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon on charges of attempted murder, armed assault and possession of a weapon with dangerous intent after her daughter, 19, suffered serious stab wounds at the family’s West Island home.
The victim suffered significant injuries to her head and face but was listed in stable condition Monday, police said.
Police said the weapon used was a large kitchen knife. The victim was attacked at her home on Louise Lamy St. near Carson Ave. in Dorval about 8:15 a.m. Sunday. The victim’s father and three sisters, age 10, 14 and 16, were home at the time of the stabbing, police Constable Anie Lemieux said.
Montreal police Constable Olivier Lapointe said the incident is being investigated as a possible honour crime, generally defined as an act of violence perpetrated because the victim is believed to have brought dishonor upon the family. The family is originally from Afghanistan, police said.
Lapointe noted that the victim had stayed out all night before she was attacked and this will be considered as part of the investigation.