A Bracebridge man pled guilty in court this week to stabbing another man several times after a heated argument turned violent.
in a Bracebridge courtroom on Wednesday, Steven McCarthy, 25, pled guilty to assault.
Court heard that on Jan. 19, 2020, McCarthy and two other individuals were at a residence in Bracebridge, when they became involved in a dispute over money. The argument continued to escalate, to the point where it eventually became physical and McCarthy stabbed the victim in the body six times with an edged implement. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he required 15 stitches and three staples.
Court heard the victim eventually recovered from his injuries.
Court heard that McCarthy has a criminal record, which includes previous violent offences.
Defence lawyer John Sharkey said McCarthy suffered from racism growing up in Muskoka and has mental health issues. He also said McCarthy has been much more stable since the incident.
McCarthy was sentenced to 90 days of house arrest and probation.
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