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Identity of Castlegar stabbing suspect released

 Fifty-year-old Castlegar woman Robin Mackay appearing in court today facing the charge of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her 73-year-old father repeatedly with a kitchen knife Sunday morning.

Mackay was remanded in custody until Aug. 31, and will appear via ‘video link’ at Provincial Court in Nelson.

“At (about) 12:15 a.m., Castlegar RCMP received a report of an elderly adult male being the victim of a stabbing incident within his residence,” said Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel. “RCMP attended the 800 block of Sixth Avenue (and found he) had been repeatedly stabbed with a kitchen knife in various areas of his body.”

Seibel said the man is now in stable condition.