Teacher who killed sis­ter was in psy­chotic state, judge rules

Richmond Hill Post - - Crime -

A 38-year-old Rich­mond Hill male ac­cused has been found not crim­i­nally re­spon­si­ble for the 2013 mur­der of his 38-year-old sis­ter.

While the Grade 5 teacher ad­mit­ted to com­mit­ting the bru­tal at­tack dur­ing a psy­chotic episode, the Hon­ourable Jus­tice Mark Ed­wards of the On­tario Su­pe­rior Court of Jus­tice in New­mar­ket found him not crim­i­nally re­spon­si­ble on ac­count of a men­tal disorder.

Last year, York Re­gional Po­lice re­sponded to an un­known dis­tress call at 1:55 a.m. on Feb. 2, at a con­do­minium com­plex on Yonge Street, north of El­gin Mills Road, where they dis­cov­ered the sus­pect’s sis­ter al­ready de­ceased. The sus­pect was found at the scene and was orig­i­nally charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der.

Now the case will go be­fore the On­tario Re­view Board, where judges, lawyers, psy­chi­a­trists, psy­chol­o­gists and pub­lic mem­bers ap­pointed by the On­tario Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor in Coun­cil will de­cide the 38-yearold Rich­mond Hill res­i­dent’s fate.

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