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Lethbridge woman sentenced to just over 2 years in west side stabbing

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Lethbridge woman sentenced to just over 2 years in west side stabbing – Dec 20, 2016

Peggy Ann Holy Singer was not present in the courtroom when her sentence was handed down for a violent assault earlier this year.

The 23-year-old appeared by closed circuit television (CCTV) from the Lethbridge Correction Centre as the judge handed her two years and four months behind bars for stabbing 21-year-old Kenny Jagger Eagle Plume.

In an agreed statement of facts, in the early morning hours of Feb. 17, Holy Singer drove from Cardston to Lethbridge with a heavily intoxicated group of people. They were drinking behind a home on the 900 block of Columbia Boulevard West.

An argument broke out between Eagle Plume and 24-year-old Linnea Brooke White Quills. Holy Singer then became involved, challenging the victim to a fight. The victim was unaware Holy Singer was armed with a kitchen knife.

She attacked Eagle Plume, stabbing him a total of four times, resulting in a punctured lung and other serious injuries.

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He was transported to Chinook Regional Hospital where he required multiple major surgeries. After suffering complications in hospital, including contracting an infection of the flesh-eating disease, Eagle Plume eventually made a full recovery.

READ MORE: Charges laid in Lethbridge stabbing along Columbia Boulevard 

Holy Singer was convicted of multiple charges on Nov. 1, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and breaching court orders.

The Crown asked for three-and-a-half to five years in prison. However, the defence suggested 10 to 12 months, arguing Holy Singer was a victim of the effects of the residential school system and grew up with a life filled with alcohol abuse and violence.

Holy Singer was given credit for 10 months served in pre-trial custody and has 18 months left to serve of her sentence.

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