• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage


Brain injury victim on trial

A 29-year-old Kamloops man who suffered a serious brain injury when he was stabbed in the eye with a pool cue has returned to court — this time facing his own charges related to domestic assault allegations.

Abdulaziz Alhedaib (ABDOO'-la-zeez ALLEY'-dab) appeared briefly in provincial court Monday.

According to court documents, he has been charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Alhedaib was the victim of an attack at Cactus Jacks Saloon in November 2012 when an acquaintance jabbed a pool cue in his eye.

He was celebrating his birthday with friends on the night doctors say he nearly lost his life.

Yousef Almotairi (YOO'-suf AL-motaree) was found guilty last July of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon and deported to Saudi Arabia.



Comments on this story are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it clean, keep it civil, and stay on topic. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published. If you see a comment that you feel is inappropriate, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments appearing here are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet.

More Kamloops articles


Recent Trending





Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]

Kamloops SPCA Featured Pet

Maeve-Pending Adoption
Maeve-Pending Adoption Kamloops SPCA >


Member of the RTNDA