Inquiry begins for alleged doctor attacker

The preliminary inquiry for the man accused of attacking a doctor at the Penticton Regional Hospital began this week.

Officers of the BC Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield

The preliminary inquiry for the man accused of attacking a doctor at the Penticton Regional Hospital began this week.

The two-day inquiry for Gregory Stanley Nield, 31, started Tuesday and will have two witnesses taking the stand.

A preliminary inquiry is held to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to set the matter for trial before a Supreme Court judge.

Nield is charged with aggravated assault allegedly attacking Dr. Rajeev Sheoran on Dec. 5 during a closed-door interview in the psychiatci ward at Penticton Regional Hosptial.

Dr. Sheoran was sent to Kelowna General Hospital after the alleged incident and suffered a broken jaw with possible orbital fractures.

Nield, who appeared in person in Penticton Provincial Court Tuesday, was released on a $50,000 recognizance in Februrary.

The details of a preliminary inquiry are not allowed to be reported on by the media.

 

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