Accused in Quebec Metropolis Halloween sword assault to obtain psychiatric examination


Article content material

Carl Girouard, the accused in the Halloween night sword attack in Quebec City that left two useless and 5 wounded, will endure a psychiatric examination, his lawyer mentioned Friday.

Defence lawyer Benoit Labrecque advised Quebec Courtroom Decide Sarah-Julie Chicoine that he had appointed a psychiatrist and a report ought to “usually” be filed by Jan. 26.

Labrecque is attempting to find out whether or not a defence of non-responsibility due to psychological sickness could be introduced to the courtroom.

In the meantime, Girouard, who appeared through videoconference Friday, will stay in custody after waiving his proper to a bail listening to. The 24-year-old is charged with two counts of first-degree homicide and 5 of tried homicide.

On the evening of Oct. 31, a person armed with a Japanese-style sword and carrying a medieval costume attacked passersby within the Vieux-Québec neighbourhood of Quebec Metropolis.

Two folks died within the assault: 56-year-old François Duchesne, communications director for the Musée nationwide des beaux-arts du Québec, and hair salon employee Suzanne Clermont, 61.

4 of the 5 wounded have been recognized after a publication ban on their identities was lifted: Rémy Bélanger, Gilberto Porras, Lisa Mahmoud and Pierre Lagrevol.

On Nov. 5, Crown prosecutor François Godin mentioned the accused was thought-about mentally apt till there may be proof on the contrary.

Extra On This Subject