A hearing is scheduled March 8 to determine whether a violent man who attacked an undercover Mountie and a cellmate at KRCC in separate incidents is not criminally responsible.
The hearing in front of B.C. Supreme Court justice Dev Dley will include testimony from a psychiatrist who is expected to report that Mark Lindsay suffered from a mental disorder at the time of the attacks.
Lindsay was on trial in August 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.
Dley will be asked to determine whether Lindsay should be deemed not criminally responsible for reasons of mental illness. Following an application from Crown lawyers, Dley ordered a psychiatric assessment.
If Lindsay is found not criminally responsible, he will be turned over to the B.C. Mental Health Review Board
During the trial, Lindsay testified 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.
On the witness stand, Lindsay has insisted he does not suffer from mental illness.
He is charged with second-degree murder, offering an indignity to a body and obstruction of justice.
Turner, who was 31, was found dead in a field west of Innisfail, Alta., in October 2011.
Following a preliminary hearing, a judge decided there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Lindsay is the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay.
A trial date has not yet been set on the murder charge.