Elderly Domestic Violence (Calgary) – Charges Withdrawn

Charges:
CC: s.267(A) – Assault with a Weapon, s.264.1(1)(A) – Uttering Threats

Allegations:
My 81 year-old client got into an argument with his elderly wife because she wanted to divorce him, and called him crazy.  He called her a bitch and a prostitute.  He pulled out a knife from a kitchen drawer, pointed it at her and said that he was going to kill her.  She managed to deescalate the situation and put away the knife.  Then, my client grabbed another knife, pointed it at her again, and told her that she wasn’t going to get any of his money.  Both of them are advanced in years and suffer from dementia.

Result:
Charges Withdrawn.  Crown entered a Stay of Proceedings