Alleged NDG attacker appears in court

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WATCH ABOVE: The man charged in the random stabbing of a 27-year-old woman in NDG appeared in court Thursday. Global's Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports – Jan 28, 2016

MONTREAL – The man arrested in a random stabbing in NDG made his first court appearance Thursday.

Mathew Roberge was charged with attempted murder and possession of a deadly weapon.

READ MORE: Woman in hospital after unprovoked stabbing in NDG

Just after midnight on Wednesday, a 27-year-old woman was sent to hospital in critical condition after she was attacked on Monkland Avenue.

She suffered multiple stab wounds to the upper body and remains in hospital.

Police on the scene of a stabbing in NDG, Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Yannick Gadbois/Global News

In 2014, Roberge was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

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He had just been released when the attack in NDG occurred.

Roberge returns to court Feb 15.

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