Kelemen pleads guilty in hammer attack

Sentencing hearing set for Wednesday

The second of two men charged in the savage beating of a Langley man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of unlawful confinement.

The plea was entered by 24-year-old Wesley Edward Kelemen following a two-week evidence hearing at B.C. Supreme Court trial in New Westminster.

Kelemen was originally charged with aggravated assault in the 2009 attack that sent 29-year-old Tyler Willock to hospital with multiple fractures.

The other man arrested in the case, 24-year-old Albert Jacob Jackman, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful confinement at the start of the evidence hearing on Monday, June 13.

A sentencing hearing for both men has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 6.

Willock was reportedly attacked with a sledgehammer and suffered multiple fractures and puncture wounds to his arms and legs that required extensive surgery and a lengthy hospital stay.