Guilty plea in syringe attack

Woman who stabbed bus driver last month admits her guilt.

  • Jul. 17, 2013 8:00 a.m.

The woman arrested after a bus driver was stabbed with a syringe last month has pleaded

guilty.

During a video court appearance on Tuesday, Amanda Chrystal Best, 31, pleaded guilty to

aggravated assault and knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon without a licence.

Police say she boarded a bus near Banks Road the morning of June 29 and after passengers left the bus at the bus shelter on Main Street near Hoskins Road, Best approached the driver and, allegedly without provocation, stabbed him.

Best was arrested later that day at Water Street and Lawrence Avenue.

A pre-sentence report with a psychiatric component has been ordered in the case. A sentencing date is expected to be set Aug. 29.

By Cheryl Wierda, Capital News contributor

Kelowna Capital News