P.E.I. attempted murder trial set for December

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The charges were laid after a woman was found injured at a home on King Street in Charlottetown on September 13. (Tony Davis/CBC - image credit)
The charges were laid after a woman was found injured at a home on King Street in Charlottetown on September 13. (Tony Davis/CBC - image credit)

An attempted murder trial is set to begin on P.E.I. in December.

Michael Arthur Gaudet, 37, pleaded not guilty to four charges when he appeared in provincial court via video from the Provincial Correctional Centre on Thursday morning.

He is charged with attempted murder, causing bodily harm by criminal negligence, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon.

The charges were laid after a woman was found injured at a Charlottetown home on King Street on Sept. 13.

Submitted by Charlottetown Police Services
Submitted by Charlottetown Police Services

Police said a 35-year-old woman suffered serious but not-life-threatening injuries, and is recuperating.

A warrant for Gaudet's arrest was issued in relation to the alleged stabbing and he was taken into custody without incident on Sept. 14, the day after the alleged attack.

Crown attorney Jeff MacDonald requested that the trial begin the week of Dec. 13, and provincial court judge Jeff Lantz approved.

The trial is expected to last three days.

Gaudet will remain in custody in the meantime.

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