Montreal man charged with murder of girlfriend to undergo psychiatric evaluation
The Montreal man suspected of killing his girlfriend with a knife in Ahuntsic last week will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to see if he is apt to face a charge of second degree murder.
Ali Mahadi Mahamat, 23, was arraigned last week in court in connection with last Tuesday's death of 24-year-old Noémie Lavoie.
Mahamat's lawyer Tom Pentefountas said he didn't know why the psychiatric assessment wasn't requested at the time.
"The interactions I've had with my client thus far have led me to believe that there is a psychiatric aspect to the file," Pentefountas told CJAD 800.
Pentefountas said he also wants a psychiatric evaluation to determine if Mahamat was criminally responsible for his actions. The crown said the request was not a joint recommendation.
Wearing a grey winter jacket and a blue striped sweater, Mahamat appeared glum and looked at the floor during his brief court appearance.
Lavoie died of knife wounds reportedly after a violent argument.
Reports say Lavoie died the night before she was set to return home to her mother in the Saguenay.
Mahamat was out on parole after serving a 19 month sentence for armed assault in 2016. La Presse reports he was released on conditions pending possible deportation to his native Chad.
The case returns to court early next week.
Have you ever watched a science fiction show and wondered if that could really happen? She’s the one who checks the math!Dr. Mika McKinnon, Field geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, science writer
George Boussios, President of Taxi Champlain and Spokesperson for Taxi De Grand Mtl, which represents all the taxi companies in Montreal and on the South Shore
RICHARD CROUSE: Us, The Aftermath, The Hummingbird Project, An Audience of Chairs