Jail term for Halloween stabbings

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Steven Cameron was sentenced to nine months in jail for stabbing two Penticton men at a Halloween party in 2010.

A jury found Cameron guilty of two counts of aggravated assault in March and on Friday he was sentenced to nine months behind bars.

Cameron got into a verbal argument with his friend Derek Robertson during a Halloween party at a residence in the 500 block of Edmonton Avenue on Oct. 30, 2010, that escalated into punches being thrown.

A third man, Cody McNeil, jumped between the two friends to stop the scuffle. When the fight did get broken up, McNeil and Robertson realized they had been stabbed. Robertson received the brunt of the attack suffering five stab wounds and McNeil was stabbed twice.

Both men have since recovered from their injuries.

Cameron testified during the trial that he “lost control” at the party after an argument with party host Robertson about consumption of alcohol that evening. Defence council argued he was acting in self-defence.

Crown counsel countered that in the video statement by Cameron to RCMP he had not mentioned anything about being choked out and had no choice but to use the knife he brought to the party with him.

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