Saskatoon man guilty of aggravated assault, unlawful confinement
A Saskatoon man has been found guilty of aggravated assault and unlawful confinement, following a trial at Court of Queen’s Bench.
Matthew Gamble was found guilty of an assault that took place at a home on Avenue G South and 17th Street on May 16, 2017.
When the trial started on Monday, Julian Desjarlais, 27, said Gamble, along with two other men, dragged him down into the basement suite of the home.
“I thought they were just playing around at first,” Desjarlais told court.
During his testimony, Desjarlais said the men burned and branded his upper body with hot knives. IP, standing for Indian Possee and TSK, meaning Terror Squad killer, were carved into his chest.
Following that, Desjarlais said Gamble chopped off his left ring finger.
Desjarlais testified as he was cleaning his own blood off the ground as he was told to, he dashed for a window and smashed through it to escape.
“I find that his (Desjarlais) testimony as a whole makes sense. It was internally and externally consistent,” Justice Richard Danyliuk said in his decision on Friday morning.
“I didn’t f—ing do this, man,” Gamble shouted, as he slammed his hands against the prisoner’s box following the guilty verdict.
Gamble will be sentenced in April.
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