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Major Crimes Unit Charges Man with Attempt Murder x 2

The edge of the blade

On Sunday, July 14, 2013 at approximately 3:30 am, members of the WPS and EMS were dispatched to the 300 block of Young Street regarding the report of a stabbing.

On arrival, Police located a twenty-four (24) year old female suffering from stab wounds to the upper body.  The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition but was subsequently upgraded to stable.  A second female was found to have been physically assaulted and medical attention was not required.

Members of the WPS Major Crimes Unit investigated and learned the accused and two victims had been socializing when an argument escalated to the point where the man produced a knife and stabbed the victim.  After the stabbing the male fled the scene.

On Monday, July 15, 2013, Police arrested Manuel Joseph Craveiro (24) and charged him with the following offences due to his alleged involvement:

  • Attempt Murder x 2
  • Assault
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Craveiro was detained at the Provincial Remand Center.

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

Of the thirteen (13) Homicides recorded in Winnipeg this year, eight (8) have been caused as a result of stabbings.

It’s clear the victim in this case is extremely luck she wasn’t Homicide victim #14.

Attempt Murder is often referred to as one of the most difficult charges to prove in Canadian Law.

In order to convict an offender of Attempt Murder the Crown must prove, beyond reasonable doubt, the accused had intent to kill, not simply intent to cause harm.  In the absence of verbal indicators of an intention to kill, these cases are often plea bargained down to a lesser offence.

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