Charges dropped in violent attack of Okanagan doctor

Charges have been dropped against an Okanagan man accused of violently attacking a psychiatrist at Penticton Regional Hospital in December 2014.

The BC Prosecution Service said the aggravated assault charge was stayed against Gregory Stanley Nield after “further information” was received by the prosecutor.

“After considering this information and the rest of the file materials the prosecutor concluded the charge approval standard could no longer be met,” said spokesperson Dan McLaughlin.

“In these circumstances a stay of proceedings is the appropriate course of action.”

Nield won an appeal of his conviction and a re-trial was scheduled to begin on Monday. Nield was not in custody and the trial will no longer proceed.

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