Accused found not criminally responsible in Rosedale stabbing

A Toronto woman has been found not criminally responsible in the stabbing of her condo doorman last year.

Ellis Kirkland was charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous.

The court heard that on March 10, 2016, Kirkland asked the doorman to help her move some boxes. When he bent over, she stabbed him multiple times with a kitchen knife. He survived.

She took off in a vehicle. Police found her at a building near Church and Charles with one leg hanging over a balcony railing. She was rescued by officers.

The judge ruled that Kirkland was suffering from a major mental illness at the time of the incident.