Crown and defence lawyers received a psychiatrist report Friday for Mark Lindsay, who testified in August he killed his former girlfriend in Alberta.
Bound at the wrists and ankles, Lindsay appeared briefly in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops Friday morning.
Lindsay was on trial here for aggravated assault, weapons and robbery charges related to attacking an undercover police officer in September last year. He was also ready to stand trial for attacking his cellmate at KRCC with a pencil, an attack that left the man permanently blind in one eye.
He will appear again in court Nov. 5 to fix a date to determine results of the psychiatric report, including whether he should be deemed not criminally responsible for reasons of mental illness.
During the trial Lindsay said he’d been terrorized for the past three years by serial killers who threatened to murder him. He confessed to killing Dana Turner in Alberta as well as attacking the RCMP member and a cellmate in separate incidents.
Following an application from Crown lawyers, Justice Dev Dley ordered a psychiatric assessment in the midst of the trial.
On the witness stand, Lindsay has insisted he does not suffer from mental illness.