Matthew de Grood, accused of stabbing five people to death at a Calgary party in April, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. He appeared in a Calgary court on Tuesday. Canadian Press
A man accused of stabbing five young people to death at a house party in Calgary earlier this year is to appear in court today after a psychiatric assessment.
Matthew de Grood, 23, faces five counts of first-degree murder, and has already been found fit to stand trial.
But last month, when de Grood appeared in court in person for the first time, the Crown asked for a second mental-health review to determine if he could be found criminally responsible if convicted.
A docket judge ordered that de Grood be transferred to Alberta Hospital Edmonton for a 30-day psychiatric assessment on that question.
Grood was charged after the April 15 stabbings at a party near the University of Calgary to mark the end of the school year.
Killed in the early-morning attack were:
- Lawrence Hong, 27.
- Joshua Hunter, 23.
- Kaitlin Perras, 23.
- Zackariah Rathwell, 21.
- Jordan Segura, 22.
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