Millbrook man charged with second-degree murder challenges findings of mental health assessment

A 25-year-old Millbrook man facing a charge of second-degree murder is continuing to challenge an assessment from the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth that found he's mentally fit to stand trial.

Kevin Bryan Sylliboy, charged in the death of a 46-year-old Millbrook man last April, made a brief appearance in Truro Provincial Court on Thursday.

His lawyer, Zeb Brown, told the court his client's mental health is being impacted by being held in 24-hour segregation at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.

Sylliboy told Judge Al Bégin no one wants to help him, that he's suffering, and "hears voices".

Judge Bégin says the assessment stated some of Sylliboy's actions were a "cry for attention" and that he had come level of control over his behaviour, though it did provide details about PTSD.

In previous court appearances, the judge had accepted a request to have Sylliboy transferred to the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, but that has yet to happen.

Judge Bégin said he'd have no issues questioning the warden in court as to why.

After multiple delays, a sentencing hearing for a charge of possession of property obtained by crime from over two years ago was put off until the first day of Sylliboy's preliminary inquiry on June 24th, 2019, though the defence could bring the matter forward before then.

Sylliboy is now scheduled to appear back in court on September 25th for a status update.