Teacher who killed sister was in psychotic state, judge rules
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.