Man accused of using martial arts to assault former partner

Ex says she feared for her life, man claims self-defence

On the outside, she testified they “looked like the perfect couple.” He was “generous” and “sweet,” she said, gifting her a diamond necklace just two months after they met in Yellowknife. But behind the picturesque portrait of a young couple, the man’s former partner testified Wednesday the relationship was anything but perfect. “I was so...
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