CALGARY — A young Calgary man charged with killing his caseworker at an assisted-living home remains in custody and is to see a psychiatrist next week.
Brandon Newman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Deborah Onwu, who was stabbed at the southwest Calgary home on Oct. 25.
The 18-year-old appeared in court through video link and said little during the brief appearance.
His lawyer, Allan Fay, told court he is doubtful that Newman will be capable of instructing a lawyer for his defence.
Newman is scheduled to meet with a psychiatrist Monday and may be sent for a 30-day psychological assessment.
A group of Onwu’s friends and other caregivers, wearing “Justice for Debbie” T-shirts, were at the court and are calling on the government for more protection for care workers.
The Canadian Press