ANTIDEPRESSANT: Violent Assault on a Minor: Canada
A New Brunswick man accused of a violent
assault Friday will undergo a psychiatric assessment.
Goodine, 35, appeared briefly in provincial court Monday to face a Nov. 13 count
of aggravated assault, alleging an attack on a minor.
Duty counsel Joseph
FitzPatrick asked the court Monday to send Goodine for a 30-day psychiatric
assessment to determine if he’s fit to stand trial or might be exempt from
criminal responsibility for his alleged actions.
He said Goodine’s
sister, a social worker, informed him that Goodine has been diagnosed with a
chemical imbalance and takes medication for depression.