The man accused of attacking a doctor at Penticton Regional Hospital will stay behind bars for at least three more weeks.
Following an appearance Wednesday in provincial court in Penticton, Gregory Stanley Nield was ordered to remain in jail while his new lawyer reportedly awaits the results of a 30-day psychiatric assessment.
Nield, 30, was charged with aggravated assault following an alleged Dec. 5 attack on Dr. Rajeev Sheoran during a closed-door interview in the psychiatric ward at PRH.
Police said Sheoran suffered a broken jaw and facial injuries during the melee, while the B.C. Nurses’ Union said the doctor was lucky to have survived. Nield is back in court Jan. 28.