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.