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Two found guilty in violent Kamloops home invasion

A Kamloops man and woman are waiting waiting to be sentenced for invading a Kamloops home and assaulting a man last year.

Justine Marie Hunt, 28, and Jesse Shane Coueffin, 27, broke into the home on Thompson Drive in Valleyview in January 2021, leaving Jesse Pedersen seriously injured, according to court documents.

Kamloops RCMP were called to the home around 1:15 a.m., Jan. 24, where two men were fighting.

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Officers found Pedersen at the home on Thompson Drive, who was injured and taken to hospital by an ambulance. At the time, police said a man had serious but non-life-threatening.

Police arrested three suspects at the scene, but months later only Hunt and Coueffin were charged in the home invasion.

Justice Raymond Phillips found them guilty of breaking into the home on the 2700 block of Thompson Drive that night after a three-day trial this past summer which included testimony from ten witnesses.

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They were both convicted on Monday, Dec. 5, in Kamloops provincial court for breaking into the house. Both were initially charged for aggravated assault, but only Coeuffin was found guilty on that charge.

Hunt was found guilty of possessing a prohibited weapon. The type of weapon wasn't mentioned in court documents.

Coueffin was found not guilty of carrying a knife for a dangerous purpose.

Dates for their sentencing hearings have yet to be set.

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