Manitoba

Supreme Court declines to review sentence in stabbing of Manitoba teenager

The Supreme Court of Canada will not review the eight-year sentence handed to Maksym Kravchenko, who stabbed a teenager at a church in Winkler, Man., in 2017.

Crown asked for review after appeal court cut Maksym Kravchenko's sentence from 10 years to 8

A 15 year-old girl was stabbed at Winkler's Pembina Valley Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Riley Laychuk/CBC)

The Supreme Court of Canada will not review the eight-year sentence handed to a man who stabbed a teenager at a church.

Maksym Kravchenko assaulted the girl in a washroom after a Sunday service at the Pembina Valley Baptist Church in Winkler, Man., in 2017.

The girl's family said the stabbing punctured the 15-year-old's kidney, an artery, diaphragm and intestinal area, though she has since recovered.

Kravchenko pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for the random attack.

The Crown requested six years behind bars, but a judge set the sentence at 10 years.

Manitoba's Court of Appeal lowered the sentence to eight years, prompting the Crown to ask the Supreme Court for a review.

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