Man who set woman on fire not dangerous offender
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A Saskatchewan man who viciously beat a homeless woman before setting her on fire will not be declared a dangerous offender.
A judge ruled Wednesday that Leslie Black will not get the designation after he pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the sexual assault of Marlene Bird.
Bird was homeless when she was attacked in Prince Albert in 2014. Her injuries were so serious both legs had to be amputated and she lost much of her eyesight.
Bird told court in hand-written letters she now can’t do anything on her own, including simple things such as picking a blueberry or going to the bathroom.
She said she has to wear adult diapers, can’t control her bowels and feels disgusted with herself when she can’t make it to the bathroom in time. Bird said she also fears entering the city because of the attack.