Charges in stabbing death withdrawn against Victoria man

Joshua Bredo, 26, was released from jail Friday, after Crown counsel stayed a second-degree murder charg

Charges have been dropped against the Victoria man who was arrested in connection with the August stabbing death of Daniel Levesque.

Joshua Bredo, 26, was released from jail Friday, after Crown counsel stayed a second-degree murder charge against him.

“It’s not like he can’t be charged again (for the same crime),” said Victoria police spokesperson, Const. Mike Russell. “Investigators are continuing the investigation, but (right now) they don’t have enough evidence to keep him in custody.”

Levesque died on Aug. 3 following an incident inside an apartment suite at 732 Cormorant St. A massive investigation was launched, led by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crimes Unit, and supported by the Victoria Police Department.

When police responded to a 911 call, both Levesque and Bredo were found suffering from stab wounds. They were taken to Victoria General Hospital, where Levesque, 20, died from his injuries.

Levesque had recently moved to Victoria from Revelstoke.