Attempted murder charges added after Oshawa domestic stabbing

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Published May 9, 2024 at 1:35 pm

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A man charged with stabbing his wife and adult daughter last weekend has seen those charges upgraded to attempted murder.

At the time, Durham Police described the attack as a “domestic altercation” in a home near Adelaide Avenue East and Townline Road North after reports of a stabbing on May 5.

They claim their investigation discovered a woman was stabbed during an altercation with her husband. During the attack, police claim, the pair’s adult daughter tried to intervene. However, she was stabbed too, police allege.

The first woman sustained significant injuries but was able to flee to a nearby home for help. First responders soon arrived and took the pair to hospital. While the daughter was treated in a local hospital, her mother needed to go to a Toronto trauma centre.

A 54-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, armed assault, assault causing bodily harm and possession of a weapon to commit a crime. He remains in custody. Police withheld his identity to protect the victims.

On May 9, the man’s charges were upgraded to include attempted murder.

“Domestic violence can take many forms, including physical, emotional, financial, and psychological abuse. It knows no boundaries and can impact people of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds,” police wrote.

They continued, “This incident serves as a crucial reminder that we must come together as a community to support those affected by domestic violence and work towards creating safer environments for everyone.”

Durham Region has a host of supports for victims of intimate pa

rtner violence including;

Victim Services of Durham Region also provides a great deal of support 24/7. This organization works closely with police in numerous cases, primarily abuse and human trafficking.

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