Father and Son Charged with Attempted Murder Following Vicious Attack
Prince George, B.C. – Two men have been charged with attempted murder following a vicious attack on a woman over the weekend.
Prince George RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass says on Saturday night at around 11 police received two reports of a person in distress walking along Highway 16, around 50 km east of Prince George.
He says emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a 30-year-old woman being helped by a passing driver. She was taken to hospital for treatment of “severe, life threatening injuries.”
“Initial indications were that the victim had been driven down a remote forest service road where she was brutally attacked, before escaping and walking out approximately seven kilometres to the highway,” says Douglass. “The investigation continued throughout the night.”
He says at around 9 the next morning police located and arrested 53-year-old James Stanley Filiatrault and his son, 21-year-old William Thomas Filiatrault, for attempted murder.
Douglass says they are also facing charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping. He says the suspects and victim are known to each other and as a result police are confident the victim was targeted and it was not a random act.
Both suspects have been remanded in custody and will make their first court appearance next Monday. He says due to the sensitive nature of the case, no further details will be released at this time.