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Man who tried to kill officer to hear fate

May 20 2012

A sentencing hearing will be held Tuesday for a homeless man convicted of the attempted murder of a 25-year-old Victoria police officer last year.

On March 6, a B.C. Supreme Court jury found Guy Hervé Séguin intended to kill Const.

Lane Douglas Hunt when he stabbed her outside a downtown 7-Eleven on Jan. 17, 2011.

Séguin followed Douglas Hunt into the store, noted where she was, then left the store and waited for her outside the door.

As Douglas Hunt walked out of the store, Séguin tried to stab her in the neck with a knife.

Douglas Hunt's left hand was badly cut and the tendon attached to her left thumb was severed. She suffered a laceration to her earlobe, lacerations to the left side of her neck and a knife wound to her right hand.

During the trial, the jury watched a video of Séguin being interviewed by Staff Sgt. Scott McGregor. Séguin tells the officer he has been beaten up by police on a number of occasions.

"I saw a cop and what was in my mind was no more beatings. She came up to me and I grabbed her. I just saw a police uniform and I grabbed it. I didn't even know who I was grabbing."

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