Two men, both of Halifax, face charges in relation to two stabbings that occurred on Novelea Drive earlier this week.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 2, officers responded to a call of a man who had been stabbed inside an apartment in the 3300 block of Novalea Drive. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 36-year-old man, with numerous stab wounds to his body. He was transported to hospital by EHS for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and later released.
At 2:10 a.m. on Monday, November 3, officers responded to a call of an injured person at the corner of Novalea Drive and Duffus Street. Upon arrival, officers located a 44-year-old man who had multiple stab wounds. He was taken to hospital by EHS for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division conducted the investigation into the two stabbings and laid charges against both of the men. It is alleged that the 44-year-old man stabbed the 36-year-old man in the first incident. After the 36-year-old man was released from hospital, it is alleged he stabbed the 44-year-old man.
Forty-four-year-old Darren Donald Burke and 36-year-old Paul Shane Miller were arrested in the early morning hours of November 3. They are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to each face charges of attempt murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
These incidents are not random as the two victims are known to one another and live at the same address.