Attempted murder on mount Royal: the accused unfit to stand trial

News 15 August, 2017
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    Michael Nguyen

    Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 12:22

    Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 12:22

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    The homeless accused of having stabbed for no apparent reason a walker on mount Royal last week is not fit to stand trial.

    Jean Therrien, 47 years, may well be forcibly confined, the time that his health condition is improving and he could be judged for having tried to kill a man in his fifties who was walking quietly with his son, 31-year-old on the mountain.

    According to information collected by The Log, Therrien would have approached the man, would have blinded him with a flashlight, before you take it to the father.

    The accused was arrested two days later, but it seemed so disorganized in its appearance that a judge was sent to undergo an assessment by psychiatrists at the Institute Philippe-Pinel.

    “The psychiatrists say that you are not fit to stand trial,” said judge Alexandre St-Onge on Tuesday at the palais de justice of Montreal.

    The accused has not seemed to appreciate this statement.

    “I’m fit to represent me alone, I demand the arrest of the procedures and the cancellation of the trial, I was ruined financially, I have been subjected to crimes, I am the victim of a conspiracy, a genocide,” said the man in a calm tone, but firm, while cutting the word to the lawyers and the judge.

    Now that the court is fixed on the state of health of the accused, Me Caroline Larouche Crown wants that Therrien is sent to Pinel for forced treatment, but the accused opposes it.

    He can assert his arguments this afternoon, at the palais de justice of Montreal.