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Renews man accused in stabbing shows signs of fight

Spencer Rees Jesso looked battered and bruised when he was led into provincial court in St. John’s Monday morning.

Spencer Rees Jesso of Renews appeared in provincial court in St. John’s covered in bruises and scratches Monday morning. He’s been charged after he reportedly stabbed another man at a beach party in his hometown of Renews Saturday night. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

The 23-year-old Renews man had two black eyes and scratches over his face — likely the remnants of a vicious incident that happened Saturday night.

But Jesso’s injuries pale in comparison to those of a man whom Jesso is said to have brutally attacked.

Jesso was said to have ben involved in a fight at a beach party in Renews Saturday night. During the altercation, Jesso reportedly stabbed a man multiple times in the chest.

The 20-year-old victim from Ferryland suffered multiple stab wounds, according to Ferryland RCMP. He was taken to hospital and was in stable condition as of Sunday morning.

Police described the attack as a targeted one and said the public should not fear for its safety.

In court Monday, duty counsel Jane Fitzpatrick and Crown prosecutor Lisa Stead agreed to set the case over Wednesday. Jesso agreed to go back to jail until then.

He faces charges of aggravated assault, uttering threats to a woman and two counts of breaching probation.

Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to call Ferryland RCMP at 1-800-817-6880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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