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Men who assaulted senior will serve less than two years for ‘unprovoked gratuitous violence’

by Aedan Helmer

Ontario Court Justice Peter Doody found Yusuf Hussein and Abdirahman Sahal guilty in February of aggravated assault for the Dec. 8, 2018, attack on Morty White.

Two men who viciously assaulted a senior in an unprovoked attack in Vanier in 2018 will each serve less than two years in jail after a judge deducted time for restrictive bail conditions and credit for time already served, including so-called “Covid credit” in a sentence rendered in an Ottawa courtroom Monday.

Ontario Court Justice Peter Doody found Yusuf Hussein and Abdirahman Sahal guilty in February of aggravated assault for the Dec. 8, 2018, attack that left 75-year-old Morty White bleeding in a parking lot with a fractured pelvis, two broken ribs and a broken nose.

White testified at trial along with another man, 57-year-old Julian Wilson, who testified he was walking down the Montreal Road sidewalk that morning when the two assailants crossed the street and without warning one of them punched him in the face.

He ran away, and moments later White, a retired baker who was on his way home after his traditional weekend breakfast with friends, stepped out of a bank and into their path.

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