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Accused in Edmonton warehouse stabbing to receive private psych assessment

EDMONTON — An Edmonton man charged with killing two people and wounding others in a multiple stabbing at a grocery warehouse is to receive a private psychiatric assessment.

Defence lawyer Peter Royal also says he will apply for legal aid for his client Jayme Pasieka.

Pasieka, who is 30, appeared briefly in court charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons-related offences.

Police have said a man with a knife in each hand and wearing a military-style vest randomly started stabbing workers in a huge Loblaws complex on Feb. 28.

Pasieka, an employee at the warehouse, was quickly identified as a suspect and arrested later that day.

He is to again appear in court June 9.

Court documents show a psychologist had earlier determined Pasieka expressed paranoid ideas and a relative suggested he had schizophrenia.

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