EDMONTON — The defence lawyer for a man charged in a hostage incident last month at Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board in Edmonton says his client’s mind was significantly disturbed at the time.
Peter Royal asked at a court hearing that his client be remanded for a 30-day psychiatric assessment so doctors at Alberta Hospital could determine whether he may have been criminally responsible for his actions.
The request was granted by a Provincial court judge.
Clayton is charged with unlawful confinement and several weapons-related offences in the Oct. 21 incident.
Police negotiated with a gunman for over 10 hours before he eventually surrendered without any harm coming to the hostages.
Clayton is expected to make another court appearance Dec. 18.