11/12/2015 13:58 EST | Updated 11/12/2016 00:12 EST

Saskatchewan man pleaded guilty to burning woman now wants to withdraw plea

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A Saskatchewan man who pleaded guilty to a brutal attack that included setting a woman on fire wants to withdraw his plea.

Leslie Black pleaded guilty in April to the attempted murder of Marlene Bird on June 1, 2014 in Prince Albert.

Bird, who is 48, was cut, burned, and had both legs amputated because of her injuries.

Black has asked for an expungement hearing after he recanted some parts of an agreed statement of facts.

At the hearing, Bird will present evidence to try to convince the judge to allow the plea to be withdrawn.

The hearing is scheduled for March 10, 2016.


The Canadian Press