The woman accused in a fatal stabbing in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood will undergo a psychiatric assessment, a Vancouver provincial court judge has ordered.
The Vancouver Police Department said July 19, 2022 that Lindsay Scott, 34, is facing charges of second-degree murder and assault in the death of Justin Mohrman.
The 29-year-old man was walking near Smithe and Homer streets around 8:30 a.m. July 11 when he was stabbed. 911 was called and he was taken to hospital.
Defence lawyer John Turner told Judge James Sutherland Nov. 23 Scott’s mental state at the time of the allegations is an issue.
Judge Patrick Doherty ordered the assessment.
Police said at the time there was no evidence to suggest the victim and his attacker knew each other.
“We believe they were strangers,” Sgt. Steve Addison said.
Police arrested Scott shortly after the incident at Main and Hastings. She remains in custody at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge.
The case has been adjourned for 60 days for the assessment