Jury selection begins for alleged assault of Penticton doctor

Jury members were selected Monday for the March 28 trial of Gregory Nield

The man who allegedly assaulted a doctor at the Penticton Regional Hospital in 2014 is set to be tried by a jury of his peers.

Selection for the 12-member jury began Monday at the Penticton Provincial Courthouse for the trial of Gregory Stanley Nield, 31, who pleaded not guilty to the aggravated assault of Dr. Rajeev Sheoran.

The alleged assault occurred in the Penticton hospital psychiatric ward on Dec. 5, 2014.

Read more: Trial pushed, new lawyer for alleged doctor attacker

Nield re-elected to be tried by a judge and jury in October of 2016.

The trial is set to begin on March 28, with nine Crown witnesses lined up including Dr. Sheoran, another doctor, four civilians and three police officers.

Just Posted

Okanagan a hot spot for film industry

Despite wet, smoky year Okanagan attracts $30 million in film production

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

Albas takes on mortgage changes in town hall

Conservative MP mostly echoed chamber of commerce concerns but sparred with one attendee on details

Okanagan losing battle to preserve wetlands

Political will called for to create and enforce mitigation standards

Princeton woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

What’s happening

Find out about events happening in your community this weekend

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Loaded shotgun found in vehicle during Okanagan Falls traffic stop

Okanagan Falls man facing a number of weapons related charges

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

Penticton businesses in the running for Small Business BC Awards

Two Penticton businesses have made it to the finals of the 15th Annual Small Business BC Awards

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

Most Read