Mother accused of murdering infant son in Kamloops to undergo psychiatric assessment

KAMLOOPS - A woman charged with murdering her newborn son will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine her mental state at the time of the alleged offence.

Courtney Fawn Saul made a brief apperance in Kamloops Provincial Court this morning, Oct. 8. She is charged with second degree murder in the death of her infant son George Carlos Saul on Dec. 15, 2011. He was 'less than a day old' at the time, according to Crown prosecutor Will Burrows.

Burrows says the charges came after the file was reviewed by Crown. Saul was originally charged with infanticide and interference with a dead body, but those charges were stayed in 2012 — about six months after the event, he says.

Saul is currently on bail and will have her assessment out of custody, Burrows says. She is slated to return to court to hear results of the assessment next month.

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