Feb 25, 2013 / 3:15 pm
An Oliver man found guilty of a violent assault on the Osoyoos Indian Reserve will not be sentenced until he gets a new lawyer.
Brian Douglas Louie needs to be represented in order to fix a date. He has also requested that the sentencing be moved to Vancouver.
In a Penticton court room on Monday, Louie, appearing by video, said he is applying to them, (Vancouver courts), now.
"This is a big misunderstanding and hopefully I can clarify everything, because this is a nightmare to me," he said.
Judge Meg Shaw suggested he not make the application until he had counsel.
At the end of his December trial, Louie, 34, was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault and assault causing bodily harm, stemming from an incident in May, 2012.
In his testimony, Louie claimed the fight between him and the woman, who is not identified because of a publication ban, came at the end of a 72-hour period in which he had stayed up for two nights drinking alcohol and doing cocaine. He further stated he was not the Hannibal Lecter, zombie or villain everyone was making him out to be.
Earlier witnesses in the trial, including the victim and her friends, described the violent fight and the obvious pain the woman was in, after incident.
The doctor who attended to the woman at Penticton Regional Hospital, said she had a complex laceration as well as bruising and swelling on her face.
The victim, who was in court Monday, declined to comment.
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