Red Deer man sentenced for stabbing

A Red Deer man charged in a stabbing last June pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday and was sentenced to time served.

A Red Deer man charged in a stabbing last June pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday and was sentenced to time served.

Alexander Michael Talbot, 19, was originally charged with aggravated assault following a fight outside an apartment in the 3400 block of 52nd Avenue on June 20.

Talbot, who has been in custody since the incident, was sentenced to eight months time served.

The victim and one of two witnesses failed to attend a preliminary hearing that was to be held on Tuesday. Talbot agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge of assault causing bodily harm.

Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson said the victim had a non-life-threatening knife wound to his back that required stitches.

The victim happened upon a party at Talbot’s apartment. During an argument between the two men, Talbot stabbed the victim with a knife.

RCMP and Red Deer Emergency Services were called to the stabbing shortly after 6:30 a.m.

McPherson said the victim was described as intoxicated and violent by police, who had to handcuff the victim to control him.

Two breech of probation charges against Talbot were withdrawn by the Crown.