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News Items tag as: cherry avenue murder

  • Psychiatric evaluation results postponed in Kamloops murder case

    KAMLOOPS - A judge’s decision remains in limbo while the court awaits psychiatric evaluation results for a Kamloops man who admitted to killing his ex-girlfriend last year.
  • Judge orders mental assessment after man admits to killing ex-girlfriend

    KAMLOOPS - It's now up to forensic psychiatrists to prepare a report which will determine if a man who admitted to killing his ex-girlfriend is guilty of the crime or not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder. 
  • Judge to decide on guilty plea after accused says he killed his 'possessed' ex-girlfriend

    KAMLOOPS - The accused in Kamloops’ only murder of 2014 pleaded guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend but now a judge will have to decide whether to accept it after hearing the accused's belief he killed a 'demon' to protect himself.
  • Accused in murder case to get psych evaluation; claims he 'slaughtered a demon'

    KAMLOOPS – A man accused of killing a woman in a Cherry Avenue apartment last year will get a psychiatric evaluation before trial after he told a Kamloops provincial court judge there’s “nothing on the law books for slaughtering a demon” at a hearing Tuesday morning.

    Christopher Frank Butler appeared on his own behalf when he told Judge Roy Dickey he doesn’t believe he should be
  • Accused in murder case to act as own lawyer, claims mental disorder

    KAMLOOPS – The man accused of murdering a 26-year-old in his Cherry Avenue apartment says he will represent himself in his trial to pursue a not criminally responsible due to mental disorder defence.

    Christopher Frank Butler, born 1973, made a brief video appearance in Kamloops Provincial Court Monday morning where he told a Justice of the Peace he dismissed his lawyer and will act as his own counsel.

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