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Accused not criminally responsible for Qualicum stabbings due to psychosis, marijuana use

Parksville, BC, Canada / 88.5 The Beach
Accused not criminally responsible for Qualicum stabbings due to psychosis, marijuana use

NANAIMO — A man who claimed he heard voices prior to stabbing his brother-in-law and a close friend at a Qualicum Beach home last year was found not criminally responsible for the attack on account of mental disorder.

Steven Robert Clark, 34, learned his fate in BC Supreme Court in Nanaimo Tuesday afternoon.

Court heard psychosis likely factored in the April 8, 2016 stabbings. Clark plead not guilty to aggravated assault and assault with a weapon charges on grounds he was not criminally responsible.

Clark will go to a psychiatric facility on the Lower Mainland before his case is reviewed by the Mental Health Review Board, which will be responsible for deciding how long he remains in custody.

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