Preliminary hearing for Yk man, charged with attempted murder, set for Oct. 4

Yellowknife Courthouse (CKLB File photo).

A Yellowknife man, charged with attempted murder after a vicious New Year’s Eve stabbing, is to be back in court on Oct. 4 for a preliminary hearing.

Tariq St. Croix, 24, made a brief appearance in a Yellowknife Court on Tuesday by video from the North Slave Correctional Complex.

He has not officially entered a plea but has elected to be tried by a judge and jury in Supreme Court.

Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there is enough evidence to send a case to trial.

St. Croix is also charged with break and enter as well as several court breaches in connection with the Dec. 31, 2018 attack on a woman, reported to be his former partner, at her Williams Ave. home in the Kam Lake area.

RCMP said at the time that the victim, described as being in her mid-30s, was attacked by a man with a weapon.

Mounties said he then fled the scene before officers arrived but was located and arrested within a couple of hours.

The victim, who reportedly suffered multiple stab wounds, was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital and eventually survived the horrific attack.

She told one media outlet that if it hadn’t been for a Mountie who applied pressure to her wounds while they waited for an ambulance to arrive, she easily could have died.

The attack also reportedly happened in front of the woman’s two young children.

St. Croix remains in custody and has not sought a bail hearing.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.