Witnesses tell court about controlling character of Joshua Boyle

Witnesses at Joshua Boyle’s trial described the former hostage as having a controlling character following years in captivity.

Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty to 19 charges, including assault with a weapon, sexual assault and forcible confinement. He is being tried by judge alone in provincial court in Ottawa.

Boyle was charged a few months after he returned to Canada in October 2017 with his estranged wife Caitlan Coleman, and their three children. They had been held captive for five years in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Was he going after his own children?