WINNIPEG -- A young Manitoba man who flew into a rage and jammed a fork into the rectum of his sleeping lover after catching him with his pants down in a bed full of other people won't see any jail time.
Instead, the 24-year-old has been granted a suspended sentence and will serve 18 months of supervised probation after pleading guilty to assault with a weapon, uttering threats and a handful of bail breaches.
The man was kicked out of his longtime lover's North End home early July 23, 2011 after showing up drunk and high to a party and becoming disruptive, Judge Wanda Garreck was told.
The gathering -- which went on into the daylight hours -- ended with many people passing out in various places of the house.
The victim told cops he fell asleep fully clothed on his crowded bed around 6 a.m. and briefly awoke a while later to find he and another person naked from the waist down amongst the others.
He went back to sleep.
He got a rude awakening about 10:30 a.m., however, when the accused returned and surveyed the bedroom scene, slapped his beau in the face and walked out. .
"Likely he attended to the kitchen because he comes back with a fork in his hand and immediately proceeded to the bed and forced it into (the victim's) rectum," the Crown told Garreck.
"I'm gonna kill you, you cheating son of a bitch," a witness reported the attacker as saying.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, but didn't suffer any lasting injury, court heard.
At first the accused refused to admit wrongdoing, telling police: "But I didn't do nothing wrong. All I did was shove that f---ing thing up his a--."
Booze has been a problem in the man's life for some time, defence lawyer Manny Bhangu said.
"It's not a healthy relationship," he said.
The two plan to reconcile despite the attack, Garreck was told.
Garreck structured his probation order to include a condition that effectively banishes him from Winnipeg until he begins to undergo counselling.
He had no prior criminal record.