LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A southern Alberta man has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for a vicious sexual assault on a woman who spent weeks in a coma and was forced to learn how to walk and talk again.
Denzel Dre Colton Bird, 21, pleaded guilty last fall to striking the then-25-year-old woman from behind with a metal pipe, dragging her into an alley and sexually assaulting her in September 2016.
She was walking to work when she was attacked.
The blows caused multiple skull fractures and...