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Psychiatric evaluation completed for man accused of crashing bus into Quebec daycare

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April 26, 2023
By The Canadian Press

Health & Safety Mental Health Quebec

A psychiatric hospital has completed an evaluation of a man accused of killing two young children by driving a city bus into a Montreal-area daycare.

Montreal’s Philippe-Pinel institute had been mandated to evaluate Pierre Ny St-Amand’s mental state at the time of his alleged crimes on Feb. 8.

Both the Crown and the defence told a Laval, Que., courtroom that they had only received the 22-page report earlier today, and they asked that case be put off until June 13 to allow them to evaluate its contents.

St-Amand appeared in court by video conference and listened without showing emotion as the judge ordered the evaluation sealed.

The 51-year-old driver with the Laval transit corporation was arrested after a bus crashed into the front of a daycare in the city’s Ste-Rose neighbourhood, killing two four-year-olds and injuring six other children.


He faces two counts of first-degree murder as well as seven other charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault.


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