OTTAWA — A Crown lawyer has accused Joshua Boyle of dictating weight-loss that is strict for wife Caitlan Coleman following the few had been freed as hostages of Taliban-linked captors.
Prosecutor Jason Neubauer stated Wednesday in Ontario court that the needs had been a means for Boyle, on test for presumably Coleman that is assaulting assert their control over her.
Neubauer pointed up to a list Boyle evidently prepared that set down weight-loss objectives of approximately 2 1/2 pounds a week — targets the prosecutor said she had to fulfill or be chastised.
«You merely directed that this be therefore,» Neubauer stated.
Under cross-examination, Boyle stated the set had pestered one another for a long time to lose surplus weight plus the objectives had been simply proposals for negotiation, without any punishment for failing continually to satisfy them.
«We had both talked about our weights since at the least 2007.»
The clear answer did not satisfy Neubauer. » just What right must you come into a settlement along with your spouse regarding how much she should consider?»
Neubauer has attempted to paint Boyle as an obsessively controlling spouse whom hit, choked and bit Coleman whenever upset.
Boyle, 36, has pleaded simple to offences against Coleman, including assault, intimate attack and illegal confinement into the amount of October to December 2017.
The incidents are speculated to took destination after he and Coleman gone back to Canada after 5 years as prisoners of extremists whom seized them in Afghanistan within a 2012 backpacking journey through main Asia.
The couple and their three kids created in captivity settled in Ottawa after being freed. Boyle has testified, nevertheless, which he had already chose to keep their spouse, describing her as prone and violent to fits.
Boyle ended up being arrested during the early hours of Dec. 31, 2017, after their wife fled their apartment and told authorities he had assaulted her many times. (más…)