Sackville Teen not criminally responsible for murder.. family sought help prior

A Middle Sackville teenager whose family had been trying to get him psychiatric help has been found not criminally responsible for second-degree murder because of a mental disorder.

Judge Pam Williams made the finding today in Halifax youth court, accepting an expert opinion from a psychiatrist that the teen was psychotic when he killed a woman Feb. 5.

Joyann Wright, 49, died at her house on Hewer Crescent in Middle Sackville. She suffered multiple stab wounds and blunt-force injuries.

The name of the accused, who turned 18 last month, is banned from publication under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Continue reading Sackville Teen not criminally responsible for murder.. family sought help prior