A Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., man has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for assaulting a couple at a house party. 

Tyler Samuel Green, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault for an unprovoked attack on a woman, and the brutal beating of her husband when he tried to defend her.

Green admitted that at a house party in Tuktoyaktuk he punched the woman in the face and then kicked her husband repeatedly in the head after knocking him to the ground.

The attack left the man with a fractured jaw, fractured skull, fractured vertebrae and broken teeth.

Green pleaded guilty after blood found on his shoes matched the blood of his victim.

In victim impact statements, the man and members of his family say the attack, in many ways, has robbed him of his life as he knew it.

Two and a half years after the attack, he is still recovering and has not been able to return to work.

Green has been in and out of jail since the time he was 13. In 2007 he was sentenced to two and a half years for another unprovoked attack – he stabbed a man then tried to run him down with a snowmobile.

Green has been in jail since being arrested the day of his most recent attack.

With credit for that time, he has two years left on his sentence.

He will be on probation for three years after he is released.