Khayden Otter-Rupert and his family can breathe easier.

The man who beat the toddler into a coma is to be sentenced in December.

Trevor Eric Spencer, who assaulted the little boy so horrifically last February 8 in Waswanipi that the three-year-old spent eight months in hospital, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault October 26 in a packed Waswanipi traveling courtroom.

Several postponements resulting from psychiatric evaluations from both the Crown and Spencer’s defense team made for a long drawn-out pre-trial.

Sentencing will commence on December 3. A request by his lawyer to release Spencer until that date was refused by the judge.

Spencer faces a maximum possible sentence of 14 years.