Simpson man, charged in stabbing, denied bail

Courtesy of Fort Simpson

A Fort Simpson man, charged with stabbing another man multiple times with a carving tool, will remain behind bars until his trial.

Robert Grossetete, 51, was denied bail by a judge in Supreme Court in Yellowknife on Tuesday.

The reasons for the judge’s decision are protected by a publication ban.

Court records show Grossetete was charged with aggravated assault last March in Simpson after the victim suffered seven stab wounds to his head, face and neck.

He was treated at the local health centre.

A motive for the attack has yet to be revealed.

Grossetete was also charged with breaching his probation for being intoxicated at the time of the attack.

Court heard that had he been released on bail, Grossetete intended to live in Yellowknife.

The judge pointed out that Grossetete has 71 convictions on his criminal record, many involving violence.

His trial, in front of a judge and jury, is to begin in Fort Simpson on July 8th.


About the Author

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).

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