Abbotsford man expected to plead guilty in fatal stabbing

Thavone Junior Carlson was charged last year with the death of Trevor Johnson

Thavone Junior Carlson

Thavone Junior Carlson

An Abbotsford man is expected to plead guilty next month in relation to the February 2015 death of Trevor Johnson.

Thavone Junior (TJ) Carlson, 21, is scheduled for an “intention to enter a guilty plea” on April 15 at B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack on a charge of manslaughter. He was initially charged with second-degree murder.

Trevor Johnson, 34, (in photo at left) died after being stabbed during an altercation on Feb. 19, 2015 at the Petro-Canada gas station at the corner of Townline and Maclure roads.

At the time, police said that Johnson and Carlson had met up at that location, and a fight broke out between the two.

Police were notified after Johnson had been taken to hospital in critical condition. He died of his injuries just after midnight.

Carlson was charged a few days later.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has released no further details on the incident, including what instigated the fight and how Johnson and Carlson knew one another.