Another city stabbing
A charge of attempted murder has been laid against a Kamloops man in conjunction with a stabbing on Saturday night.
Michael Snow, 26, and Joel Bremner, 34, have been remanded into custody until a Friday bail hearing after a court appearance Monday in Kamloops.
Snow has been charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon and break and enter. Bremner has been charged with break and enter and two counts of assault.
The charges come on the heels of a weekend altercation that left a North Shore resident in hospital after being stabbed in the neck and head.
According to RCMP Cpl. Fran Bethell, the incident seems to have started when Snow and Bremner entered the wrong apartment in the 400-block of Cherry Avenue.
The pair confronted a group of adults in the apartment about the whereabouts of an individual the occupants claimed to not know.
An argument quickly escalated into a fight, and the RCMP arrived on the scene with five officers and a dog handler.
They were joined by fire crews and paramedics.
The victim was brought to Royal Inland Hospital in very serious condition.
The update we got yesterday )Monday), he was doing better than expected, and has been downgraded to stable condition,” Bethell said.
He was conscious and speaking with officers.”
While the exact motive for the stabbing is still being investigated, police are familiar with the participants involved.
The information Mounties have at this time points to the two groups involved not knowing each other.
Part of the investigation will be to try and establish if that claim, is in fact legitimate, or was just an excuse,” Bethell said.
Although this is the second stabbing incident in Kamloops in a two-week period, police say there is no connection between the two incidents.