More details are emerging about the assault of a 21-year-old woman in Surrey.
On February 7, the victim was lured by a man into his apartment after he told her he’d give her a ride to her soccer game in Newton.
While she was tying up her cleats, she was attacked, her throat slit ear-to-ear and stabbed multiple times.
Mounties have charged 22-year-old, Kris Kelly, with attempted murder, unlawful confinement and aggravated sexual assault.
The victim’s soccer club in Surrey is rallying behind her.
They say their teammate, an African refugee, doesn’t have family.
The victim played soccer all her life in her home country of Gambia, but decided to come to Canada and soon found comfort earning a spot and playing for the Surrey team.
Her teammate Simrit Parmar say she’s family.
“She was just texting me today saying, ‘Wow, it feels so great to have a family… We’ve been there for her, doing everything we can, and she’s very grateful.”
Kelly’s next court date is on March 2.