Suspect in Quebec Amber Alert case still hospitalized
SAINT-JEROME, Que. — The man who fled authorities last week with his six-year-old boy and was later charged in the slaying of the child’s mother remains in hospital after a suicide attempt.
A Superior Court Justice yesterday ordered the man to undergo a psychological evaluation and put off his court appearance until next Wednesday.
The 41-year-old suspect has been in an Ottawa hospital since Saturday and had been in a coma. Crown prosecutor Aryanne Guerin says she was told the suspect has started to move his hands and feet and had opened his eyes.
The suspect was arrested Friday by Ontario provincial police and his son was located in a stolen vehicle in eastern Ontario.
He was charged on Monday with one count of second-degree murder, but has been unable to appear in court due to his hospitalization.