Second youth sentenced in Alberni fisherman’s beating

The second of three people involved in a beating that left a Port Alberni fisherman with a broken leg last summer has been sentenced.

The second of three people involved in a beating that left a Port Alberni fisherman with a broken leg last summer has been sentenced.

The youth, who was 17 at the time of the offense and cannot be named, pleaded guilty to common assault in Port Alberni Provincial Court on March 8. Judge Rod Sutton netted out one year’s probation and a no contact order with the victim, Bert McCarthy, 41.

“There will be discussion with Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council officials about his probation and where it will be completed,” Crown prosecutor Christina Proteau said.

The youth was originally charged with assault causing bodily harm but pleaded guilty to a lesser offense on March 8.

“It was difficult to determine at what point the injury happened and who caused it,” Proteau said.

On May 12, 2012, McCarthy was swarmed by four men and assaulted outside of the Petro-Canada gas station on River Road.

McCarthy was taken to hospital with head injuries and one leg that was broken in several places.

The four men fled but police later tracked them down. Three of the men — one adult and two youths — were charged.

The fourth man, whose name wasn’t made public, wasn’t charged.

The first youth who was involved in the incident also pleaded guilty to common assault and was sentenced to probation in January.

The adult involved in the incident, Matthew Labadie, 22, appears in court later this month.

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