Terrace Woman Charged With Manslaughter in Stabbing Death of Elderly Man

John Crawford, Hillary Johnson

[CORRECTED:  fixes spelling of suspect's name]

A Terrace woman appeared in court Friday, charged with manslaughter in connection with the stabbing death of
a local man Wednesday night.

Thirty-four-year-old Veronica Leanne Bolton was arrested Wednesday and is being held in custody pending her next court appearance.

On Wednesday night at around 10:30, police arrived at a home in the 4700 block of Soucie Avenue, where they found an 85-year-old man, suffering from apparent stab wounds.


He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police have not released his name, but family have identified him as Rene Fagan. 

Constable Crystal Evelyn says police are still hoping for tips from the public as they continue their investigation.

"If anybody has any information about this event, if they heard anything or saw anything, no matter how insignificant it might seem, please give us a call as soon as possible -- you can call us 250-638-7400."

[PHOTO:  Cst Crystal Evelyn, Terrace RCMP]

Terrace RCMP are continuing the investigation, with support from General Duty officers, the Forensic Identification Section, and North District Major Crime Unit.


Update: Charges laid in Soucie Avenue homicide investigation


2019-03-08 12:13 PST

File # 2019-2038


A woman is charged with manslaughter following the death of an 85-year-old man Wednesday night.

On March 6, 2019 around 10:30 p.m., Terrace RCMP attended an address on the 4700 block of Soucie Avenue where they located an unresponsive man who appeared to have been stabbed. The 85-year-old man was transported to hospital and declared dead shortly after.

Veronica Leanne BOLTON, age 34 of Terrace BC, faces one count of manslaughter. She remains in police custody.

The Terrace RCMP General Investigations Section is continuing its investigation, with support from General Duty officers, the Forensic Identification Section, and North District Major Crime Unit.

Anyone who may have been a witness to this event or have any information related to it, is asked to contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Community Policing / Media Liaison
Terrace RCMP
3205 Eby St., Terrace BC, V8G 2X7
Office: 250-638-7400
Fax: 250-638-7448

Email: Crystal.EVELYN@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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