Lamoureux Park stabber sentenced

In this May 2019, file photo, teenagers hang out at the Lamoureux Park bandshell. A teen who stabbed another teen at the bandshell in May has been sentenced to time in a youth correctional facility. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A teenager who stabbed another teen at the Lamoureux Park bandshell earlier this year will be spending time in a youth correctional facility.

The 16-year-old, whose name is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was sentenced this month to 12 months of secured custody followed by six months of open custody.

A secured custody facility is a jail for youth while an open custody facility is a small residence, usually in a community, where young offenders live under supervision, like Cornwall’s Laurencrest Youth Services.

The young person had been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

The youth was given credit of five months for pretrial custody.

He will also be on probation for six months upon completion of his sentence and is banned from owning or possessing weapons for two years, according to court records.

The 15-year-old victim was hospitalized with serious injuries on May 2, 2019 after being knifed in the Water Street park.

The May attack highlighted a growing problem this year with young people congregating in Lamoureux Park around the bandshell – some causing trouble. That prompted the city and police to step up enforcement by using the municipality’s trespassing law.

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