Man pleads guilty in North Side stabbing case

Facing a charge of attempted murder in connection with a stabbing in April, Maurice David Jackson, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge of grievous bodily harm.

Prosecutors accused Jackson of trying to kill Fernando Thompson on April 20 at a residence on Lariat Road in North Side.

The Crown accepted Jackson’s plea.

Attorneys for Jackson and the Crown plan to be back in Grand Court Tuesday morning for sentencing.

At the time of the incident, police said in a press release that they responded to the stabbing off Frank Sound road at about 7:15 p.m. and found a small group trying to help 26-year-old Mr. Thompson, who had been stabbed and was bleeding.