PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A boy who repeatedly watched a violent scene from a well-known horror movie before stabbing his little sister several times in their home near Prince George, B.C., won't be going to prison.
The high-school-aged boy, who can't be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, recently pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was placed on strict conditions.
Judge Michael Brecknell heard that before the boy attacked his sister in September 2013, he repeatedly watched a scene from "Halloween," in which a family is murdered with a knife and baseball bat.
Brecknell says in his ruling that the boy, without warning, picked up a kitchen knife and began stabbing his sister in the back, but she managed to escape outside and flag down a school bus.
He says the girl could have died had she not received immediate medical care, noting she suffered a collapsed lung and multiple stab wounds in her back, arms, hands, legs and face.
The judge's nearly 30 conditions prohibit the boy from possessing weapons, impose a curfew and forbid him from watching any TV shows or movies that haven't been approved by his youth worker.
The sentence also allows the boy to access as much as $100,000 in federal funds for rehabilitation programs.
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