Kingston woman charged with murder

Kingston Police on scene following a stabbing at a Cassidy Street apartment.

Following a stabbing on the morning of Thursday, May 13, 2021 and a subsequent search for the suspect, Kingston Police have charged a local woman with murder. However, it turns out the stabbing and search were also connected to a second assault – the day before, the suspect allegedly murdered a local man, police said.

According to Kingston Police, officers were called to the 200-block of Bath Road to conduct a welfare check for a man at approximately 3 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Upon arrival, police discovered the male victim, Ryan Villeneuve, 41, deceased in his residence.

The second incident occurred on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at an apartment on Cassidy Street in Kingston’s north end. Police allege that Laura Judge of Kingston, 40 years old, stabbed a male victim before fleeing the scene.

Following the Cassidy Street assault, an extensive investigation ensued, which involved the use of the Kingston Police Canine Unit and a closure of the area to the public. The Kingston Police Major Crime Unit was able to locate and arrest Judge the next day. Judge has been charged with the murder of Villeneuve, and with aggravated assault in relation to the second attack. She is currently being held at Kingston Police Headquarters to attend a bail hearing and will be remanded into custody, police said.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents is asked to please contact either Detective Joel Fisher of the Major Crime Unit at 613-549-4660 ext. 6338, via email at [email protected], or Detective Sergeant Chad Parslow of the Major Crime Unit at 613-549-4660 ext. 6245, via email at [email protected].

Kingston Police in front of the Cassidy Street apartment building where the stabbing took place on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo by Cris Vilela.

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