Youth pleads guilty to weapons-related charges
Defence requests psychological assessment
A 17-year-old Charlottetown youth involved in an April incident behind the Charlottetown Mall that came to a head when he was shot in the leg by police entered guilty pleas Friday in youth court to a number of weapons-related charges.
The accused, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, pleaded guilty to four charges in all.
Two other charges, one relating to the wearing of a disguise, the other relating to misleading police, were stayed by the Crown. But the facts relating to those charges can still be read into the record when he is sentenced.
Counsel for the accused requested Friday that his client undergo a psychological assessment. The request for an assessment was not opposed by the Crown.
The matter returns to court July 20, at which time a date will be fixed for sentence. The court will also be updated at that time about the psychological assessment.
The actions of police continue to be investigated by the Halifaxbased Serious Incident Response Team. Its report should be completed as early as next week.