’White-hot angry’: Eby vows investigation of Chinatown stabbing suspect’s release
SURREY — British Columbia Premier David Eby says he is “white-hot” angry over the day release of a man from a forensic psychiatric hospital before he was arrested for a triple stabbing in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
“I am white hot angry that this person was released unaccompanied into the community to have a devastating impact on all the hard work of all of these community members,” the premier said Tuesday in Surrey.
Blair Evan Donnelly, 64, has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and remains in custody after Sunday’s attack at the Light Up Chinatown! festival, which left three people with severe wounds.
Donnelly was found not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder for stabbing his teenage daughter to death in 2006 and sent to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam.