Linda and Patrick Boyle, parents of Joshua Boyle, speak with the media outside their home in October 2017.AP Shortly after they married, the couple traveled through Central America, spending four months backpacking in Guatemala. They claimed that they wanted to help the poor and downtrodden. Their current Twitter page describes them as “Joshua and Caitlan Boyle; freelance do-gooders, hostages extraordinaire, lovers of fine cheese.”
And the family was invited to meet the Canadian prime minister.
On that, and just about everything else, Boyle has been silent, preferring to cast himself as a persecuted, misunderstood and even noble victim of circumstance.
Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle in a hostage video from 2013.AP But on Monday, Boyle is going to be judged in a Canadian criminal court where he will be seeking bail.