Chinatown triple-stabbing suspect previously charged in daughter’s death carl ballou/Shutterstock In an update Monday evening, Vancouver police have confirmed the suspect arrested after three people were stabbed at the Light Up Chinatown Festival Sunday evening has now been charged. Blair Evan Donnelly is charged with three counts of aggravated assault, police said. The 64-year-old remains in custody. Police said the suspect was out on a day pass from a forensic psychiatric facility. He has a history with the police and is not from Vancouver. Three festival attendees were attacked near the festival’s stage, located at Columbia and Keefer streets. The victims, a married couple in their 60s and a woman in her 20s, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police said in press conference Monday that Donnelly was out on a day pass from a forensic psychiatric facility. He has a history with police and is not from Vancouver, Police Chief Adam Palmer added. ADVERTISEMENT Donnelly was previously charged with second degree murder in connection to the death of his 16-year-old daughter. The Kitimat resident was killed in 2006. However, in 2008, Donnelly was found not criminally responsible. According to court documents, “Both the Crown and defence agree that Mr. Donnelly killed his daughter and intended to do so. They also agree that he should be found not criminally responsible for the crime by reason of mental disorder…”
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