A 21-year-old man has been sentenced in connection to a stabbing near the entrance to Kidsville at the Saskatoon Exhibition last year.
Avery Cote pleaded guilty to assault and received a six-month jail sentence minus 68 days spent on remand. He has also been banned from owning weapons for 10 years.
Court heard Cote and another man, who was 17 years old at the time, were involved in an altercation with a rival gang when the two crossed paths at the Saskatoon Exhibition on Aug. 7, 2014. The two groups had been arguing at the Mac’s Convenience Store at the corner of Ruth Street and Lorne Avenue earlier that day.
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed twice in the arm and once in the chest. The 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, admitting that he stabbed the victim during a moment of panic. He was sentenced to six months of open custody followed by three months of community supervision back in June.