A teenager fled from his Cold Lake, Alta., home June 13, 2018, to seek the help of neighbor Kenneth Stead, 46, cable installer, because his mother’s partner was choking and striking her, stating that he intended to kill her. Stead ran to the scene and knocked on the front door until the assailant opened it. He saw the 35-year-old woman lying motionless on the floor of the home. Stead asked her repeatedly if she was OK, and eventually she responded that she was not. Stead entered the house and advanced toward the woman. The assailant stepped in Stead’s path and stabbed him with a butcher knife in the abdomen. The woman retreated to a bathroom and Stead exited the house. Police responded shortly, tending to the woman before she was taken to a hospital for treatment and arresting the assailant. Stead was hospitalized for six days and missed two months of work before recovering.