Three youth plead guilty in unprovoked stabbing in Burnaby

THREE youth offenders have entered guilty pleas in connection to a stabbing that occurred outside a party on October 23, 2021, in North Burnaby.

The 15-year-old male victim was stabbed in the torso shortly after arriving at a residential house party. He was swarmed by the three male youth suspects who were not friends with him. The suspects fled the area prior to police arriving but were quickly identified by police, Burnaby RCMP said.

The victim has since recovered from his serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

“We want the public, and specifically youth, to know that we take these swarming assaults seriously,” said Cpl. Alexa Hodgins. “Our officers worked tirelessly to identify and bring the offenders to justice. These types of attacks are not acceptable in our community.”

In this incident, Burnaby RCMP said they were not aware of any social media video posts of the assault; however, the suspects were quickly identified.

In early July, two of the three youth suspects received sentencing, which included charges for aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. The third offender has entered a guilty plea but is awaiting sentencing.

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