Another teen pleads guilty in vicious 2016 assault
A second teen accused in the violent beating of two women at an addictions centre in Selkirk has entered a guilty plea according to his lawyer.
Jackie Healey, 23, and her colleague at the Behavioural Health Foundation were severely injured after the attack on May 29, 2016.
Healey was not an employee at the rehab centre, but was completing the last shift for her practicum for child and youth care diploma program with Red River College. She was just a few hours away from finishing her last shift when the attack happened.
Two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old teen were arrested in connection to the violent assaults.
One pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault earlier this month.
A second teen pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit robbery on Monday. His lawyer says the teen will be sentenced in June.
Healey issued a statement after this teen pleaded guilty.
I am pleased to hear that he plead guilty and is taking responsibility for his participation in this attack. I really hope he learns from this mistake. What he did really hurt me emotionally, and that is still something I struggle with daily. I fought so hard over the months to try to get back to the person I was before this happened and I’m finally starting to realize that I will never be that person again. When something so traumatic happens in your life, you never really are the same. I want to use my experience to raise awareness for the safety of workers in this field and also be a support for victims in cases like mine or similar.
The third teen has entered a not guilty plea. His next court date is in May.
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