Judge to decide if man can be tried in brutal death of woman

A judge will determine if a 38-year-old Montreal man is fit to stand trial on a charge of second degree murder in the random and brutal beating death of a 67-year-old woman last summer downtown.

Jason Sivret, originally from Fredericton, testified at today's hearing, as well as one of two psychiatrists who evaluated him. The judge ordered a publication ban on the proceedings.

Yuk Ngor Tam was crossing the street at St. Laurent and Ste Catherine last July when she was attacked by a stranger who beat and kicked her to death.

Police at the time say the suspect was ejected from a nearby strip bar and took out his frustrations on motorists and passersby.

The hearing continues.

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