Psych assessment ordered for accused

A psychiatric assessment has been ordered for a woman accused of stabbing a nurse at the hospital at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre in March.

A psychiatric assessment has been ordered for a woman accused of stabbing a nurse at the hospital at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre in March.

The assessment ordered by a judge on Wednesday will determine whether Meghan Claire Dion is fit to stand trial on charges of attempted murder and assault.

The 34-year-old was arrested after a woman identified by authorities as Dion’s mother was allegedly attacked on Friday, March 6.

Police have said a suspect was taken into custody the following Sunday in a vehicle that had allegedly been stolen.

The nurse was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Dion will return to court onJune 24.

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