‘Ottawa’ ‘Catatonic’ Man Accused of Killing Sisters Misses Fourth Court Appearance, to Meet with Psychiatrist
An Ottawa man accused of killing his two sisters last weekend has missed a fourth consecutive court appearance and remains in hospital pending a meeting with a psychiatrist.
Defence lawyer Samir Adam told the court Friday that Musab A-Noor was in a “catatonic state” when he visited him in hospital this week and that he could not get any meaningful instructions from his client due to his mental state.
Ontario Court Justice Robert Wadden ordered A-Noor to undergo an assessment over the next five business days to determine if he is mentally fit to attend and understand the court process. The assessment will be done after he is transferred from the Ottawa Hospital to the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.
The 29-year-old was charged last weekend with first- and second-degree murder in the killings in Ottawa’s south end.