Dad of missing teen blames stress for stabbings
The father of a missing young woman from Toronto says stress over his family situation led to him stabbing three people.
Fifty-one-year-old Vakhtang Makhniashvili pleaded guilty earlier this week to three counts of aggravated assault and on Friday admitted to facts about those stabbings.
The Georgian immigrant's daughter Mariam vanished in September 2009 when she was 18 years old.
He says he stabbed one of his neighbours in May 2010, accusing him of being responsible for his daughter's disappearance.
While he was on bail for that stabbing, he stabbed two of the people who acted as his sureties, accusing them of being behind an unfavourable newspaper article about his family.
He will be back in court July 26 for a sentencing hearing.