Accused in Quebec Metropolis Halloween sword assault to obtain psychiatric examination

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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.

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