Sentencing delayed in beating case

Sentencing has been delayed for the last of four people charged with the brutal beating of a Red Deer man earlier this year. Cameron Coles, 26, Joshua Severin, 19, Victor Bricker, 20, and Morgan Riley, 18, were arrested by police investigating an incident in which a man was attacked while walking with his girlfriend in the downtown area late in the evening of April 9.

Sentencing has been delayed for the last of four people charged with the brutal beating of a Red Deer man earlier this year.

Cameron Coles, 26, Joshua Severin, 19, Victor Bricker, 20, and Morgan Riley, 18, were arrested by police investigating an incident in which a man was attacked while walking with his girlfriend in the downtown area late in the evening of April 9.

The man was hospitalized with serious injuries, including machete wounds to his face and head.

Bricker and Severin were each sentenced earlier this year to two years in prison on charges of aggravated assault.

Riley, who watched but did not participate in the beating, pleaded guilty to common assault and was sentenced to the time he had served in the Red Deer Remand Centre.

Coles also pleaded guilty to his part in the attack. He was to have been sentenced in October, but his hearing was delayed when he asked for a different lawyer.

His new lawyer, Paul Morigeau, told court on Friday that he had just been appointed two days earlier and had not yet received the disclosure package that was given to his client’s previous lawyer.

Morigeau and Coles, who remains in custody, return to court on Jan. 9.

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