Timeline: Joshua Boyle’s journey from hostage to accused in assault trial

Aiya Benaso / March 27, 2019

Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman were held captive for five years after being captured while travelling in Afghanistan. The couple’s three children were born in captivity and held with them until their release. After being released and returning to Canada, Boyle was charged with various offences of domestic abuse against his wife and another unnamed victim. Here is a timeline of their case to date.