Psychiatric report on accused Calgary multiple killer Matthew de Grood remains under wraps
The publication ban on a psychiatric report on quintuple murder suspect Matthew de Grood will remain in place for now, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Provincial court Judge Tim Hironaka agreed with lawyers for all sides an application by Crown prosecutor Neil Wiberg for a permanent ban pending trial could be adjourned indefinitely.
Hironaka granted an adjournment after Wiberg produced an Ontario case which a lawyer for some media outlets wishes to review before fighting the ban application.
Wiberg wants the contents of the report from doctors at Alberta Hospital sealed to prevent prejudicing potential jurors in de Grood’s expected trial.
The report was prepared by psychiatrists and psychologists at the Edmonton hospital at the prosecutor’s request to determine if de Grood may have been not criminally responsible at the time of the killings of five young Calgarians.
The testing was to determine if de Grood, 23, was suffering from a mental disorder which made him incapable of being held legally responsible for the deaths of four men and a woman at a house party.
He faces five counts of first-degree murder in connection with the massacre at a Brentwood home, charged in the April 15 stabbing deaths of Lawrence Hong, 27, Zackariah Rathwell, 21, Jordan Segura, 22, Joshua Hunter, 23, and Kaitlin Perras, 23.
De Grood was not in court and was not required to be.
His next scheduled appearance is next March 2, when he is set to face a two-week preliminary inquiry.
Dylan’s mom (Susan Klebold) is writing a book though……this is the best news of all time. This woman is a damn saint.
he was beaten with a metal pole by another inmate.
Indeed he is.