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Saskatoon Mom Accused Of Stabbing Son; Judge Orders Bail Report

04/02/2013 10:02 EDT | Updated 04/02/2013 10:11 EDT
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SASKATOON -- A judge has ordered a bail supervision report for a Saskatoon mother accused of stabbing her six-year-old son.

The Crown is opposed to the 32-year-old woman's release and a bail hearing has been set in provincial court for April 8.

Defence lawyer Richard Elson told the judge a bail report is needed because of events that predate the alleged stabbing.

Officers were called to a home last Thursday because of a custody dispute that police say developed when the woman's former husband attempted to pick up his two sons.

The woman was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after police found her and her son bleeding from several stab wounds.

Elson said he believes the six-year-old has been released from hospital.

But the accused wasn't released for her court appearance.

That came as a surprise to Elson.

"The only information I have is that one or more of the attending physicians advised against it (transporting her to court)," he said. "We're a little bit in the dark as to why that did not happen other than some caregiver for my client decided that it would not be appropriate."

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