Accused in stabbing likely headed to trial
Duncan trial dates will be fixed Sept. 18 concerning an aggravated-assault charge against local Terri-Lynn Thomas.
She appeared by video link before Judge Blake, with her lawyer, Sheets, present.
Thomas is charged in the alleged stabbing of Duncan's Leon Jack.
Crown counsel spokesman, Neil MacKenzie, has said Thomas' initial charge of attempted murder — sworn by police following the March 6 incident at the Cowichan River — was changed after Crown's assessment of the case.
An aggravated-assault conviction can carry a maximum of 14 years in prison.
Jack was taken to Victoria hospital after the alleged stabbing at around 4:15 p.m. near Duncan's black bridge, a popular swimming and drinking spot.
Mounties later recovered a carving-type knife from the Cowichan River near the alleged crime scene.