Psychiatric Evidence

St. Paul's patient says he thought he was stabbing devil

A B.C. judge says there's little hope a man found not criminally responsible for plunging a knife into a stranger's chest can be reintegrated into society.

In a B.C. Provincial Court decision last week, Justice Gregory Rideout said Mohamed Amer believed his victim, Terrence Skaley, 71, was the devil when he stabbed the man outside a Vancouver coffee shop in 2012.

According to the court, Amer missed Skaley's heart sac by one millimetre and after being arrested appeared confused that the victim wasn't dead.

Michael Mui Reports

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