Witnesses showing at Joshua Boyle’s assault trial Thursday describe the previous Afghanistan hostage as offended and domineering within the days following his launch from captivity.
Boyle and his spouse, Caitlan Coleman, have been seized by extremists in Afghanistan throughout a 2012 backpacking journey and rescued 5 years later by Pakistani forces.
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Janice Unger, a International Affairs Canada official who accompanied them on the airplane again to Canada in 2017, informed the court docket that at one level throughout the flight Boyle abruptly informed her and a colleague to return to their seats.
Coleman’s sister, JoAnn Rotenberry, visited the couple shortly after their return and recalled that Boyle at all times appeared offended and pissed off, and would communicate in a demeaning solution to his spouse.
Boyle was arrested within the early hours of Dec. 31, 2017, after Coleman informed police he had assaulted her on quite a few events.
Boyle, 35, has pleaded not responsible in Ontario court docket to offences towards Coleman together with assault, sexual assault and illegal confinement.