'Angel' son who stabbed mom found guilty of aggravated assault

 Iman Hammoud stands outside the Elgin St. courthouse Tuesday after her son was convicted of...

Iman Hammoud stands outside the Elgin St. courthouse Tuesday after her son was convicted of aggravated assault — but acquitted of attempted murder — for stabbing her in the back in October. Hammoud said she has forgiven her "angel" son Zeiad Hammoud, who now faces a mental health assessment. (TONY SPEARS/QMI Agency)

Tony Spears, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:23 PM ET

OTTAWA -- An Ottawa man who stabbed his mother with a steak knife was charged with aggravated assault on Tuesday.

Zeiad Hammoud, who escaped an attempted murder conviction for the near-fatal October attack, was upset that Judge Robert Wadden dismissed his version of events -- namely that he was out smoking a joint when a woman crept in to the one-bedroom flat and stabbed his mother.

"What about my side of the story, sir?" Hammoud, 33, interjected as Wadden summarized the evidence. "Like, come on!"

Hammoud, 33, had represented himself and his erratic behaviour led Crown prosecutor Sarah Fountain to ask the judge to order a mental health assessment.

"F--- you and your stupid health care system," he bellowed from the prisoner's box.

Wadden ordered the assessment anyway.

"Did you not understand what no means?" Hammoud, who had been staying with his mother for about 10 months, asked.


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