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'Normally, I'm a really nice guy' claims assailant

Attack leaves woman scarred for life

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A Manitoba man who brutally attacked a woman in her home and left her with permanent scars after rebuffing his sexual advances will learn next week if he's going to prison for 14 years, as Manitoba Justice is seeking.

Christopher Lee Green, 20, is facing the lengthy term for the violence he unleashed on the 24-year-old victim on May 25, 2012. The Free Press is not naming the small reserve community she currently lives in as it could identify her. Green previously pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual assault.

RCMP arrested Green shortly after the victim turned up at a home in the community late at night soaked in blood and wearing no pants. She had suffered multiple stab wounds and other injuries to her body, including several to her face and head.

"He kept me in the house and wouldn't let me go," the victim told investigators. She only knew his name as "Chris," provincial court Judge Tim Preston was told Monday.

Officers were alerted to the fact the woman's house "was a mess." Arriving there, they found the place blood-soaked, the bathroom door broken down and a pair of bloodied plastic scissors in the kitchen. On a wall written in blood were the words, "I had fun," Preston heard. A knife blade was also seized by police.

After the attack inside the house the victim was dragged outside to a ditch and assaulted some more before Green left her there, RCMP said. Witnesses described seeing her crawl from the ditch and up to the home where she sought help.

Green told the arresting officers who found him at a nearby home, "he was sorry, he deserved it and he couldn't believe what he had just done," Crown attorney Dave Mann said. His hands were caked in blood and later found to have the victim's DNA on them. Prior to police arrival, he told a relative of the victim that he had "gotten too drunk."

"Just kill me," he was reported as telling that man. "I know what I did was wrong." In police custody, Green asked if the woman was still alive, Mann said.

The victim was flown to Winnipeg for medical treatment, and told major crimes investigators she had been drinking with others earlier in the day when she blacked out and awoke to find Green trying to kiss her. His attacks started when she pushed him away. Horrific photos of the facial injuries the victim suffered were shown to Preston.

"I certainly understand that the victim was brutally, savagely beaten and attacked," Preston said.

Green's lawyer is requesting a 10-year prison term. Green went to live in the community not long before the attack to escape the clutches of gangs, Mike Walker said. He comes from a dysfunctional childhood of abuse, court heard.

He was placed into foster care at age 14, which saw him placed in 25 different foster homes and temporary shelters till he turned 18, Walker said. Green remembers "fragments" of the attack, but was heavily intoxicated.

"Normally I don't act like this," Green told Preston, saying he was ashamed. "Normally, I'm a really nice guy."

Preston will decide the case Nov. 27.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 19, 2013 A4

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