Winnipeg teen who burned Jewish girl's hair will be sentenced in January
Sentencing was scheduled for today, but has been pushed back because a forensic psychiatric report on the boy was only recently completed. (file image)
WINNIPEG -- A Winnipeg teenager who tried to light a Jewish classmate's hair on fire will be sentenced in January.
The boy, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, uttered anti-Semitic remarks before using a lighter to burn the girl's hair in a high school hallway.
He was 15 at the time of the November 2011 attack, and pleaded guilty earlier this year to assault with a weapon.
Sentencing was scheduled for Thursday, but has been pushed back because a forensic psychiatric report on the boy was only recently completed.
The girl was not injured and returned to school.