February 28, 2014 - 11:56 AM
PENTICTON — A Penticton court will have to wait a little longer to hear results of a psychological assessment on a man who nearly killed two strangers at a Penticton motel earlier this month.
Scott James Lefteruk, 40, appeared in a Penticton courtroom today by video from a forensic psychology institute. He faces numerous charges including attempted murder and assault from the Feb. 4 incident at the Mayfair Motel.
Today a judge allowed more time to complete a psychological assessment.
On Feb. 4, a man broke into and entered a motel room and began to strangle one of the women staying in the room.
Gord Portman was in another room and when he came to help, he was stabbed by the man. Portman was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Portman sat in the gallery with friends and family during the hearing today. He was stabbed 12 times during the incident, with visible scars, one of which runs down the centre of his forehead.
Lefteruk is scheduled to appear in court next on March 26.
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