A judge has ordered the release of a 69-year-old Winnipeg man with Alzheimer's disease who was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife.
"I don't want this gentleman to spend one more second in custody," provincial court Judge Sandra Chapman said Friday morning, directing that Joe McLeod be released on bail.
Once all of the paperwork was completed, McLeod walked out of the Winnipeg Remand Centre shortly after noon and into the arms of his family.
Emotional, he cried and kissed his wife, Rose. The couple embraced, saying they missed each other.
McLeod then headed over to his new residence, a personal care home downtown.