Thursday, December 1, 2022

Man accused of attacking Lethbridge woman in May found fit for trial

An Ottawa man accused of viciously attacking an elderly Lethbridge woman in her home has been found fit to stand trial.

21-year old Adam Hobkirk-Onate has recently completed a 60-day psychiatric assessment.

According to a report from the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre there’s no indication that he’s suffering from any mental disorder, and may be held criminally responsible for his actions.

Hobkirk-Onate is accused of sneaking into the basement of a 75 year old woman’s home on Fairway Street South in May, staying there for a day,  and then beating her with a bicycle and stealing her vehicle. He’s charged with aggravated assault, housebreaking and disguise with intent.

Hobkirk-Onate will review the report with his lawyer and is scheduled to be back in a Lethbridge courtroom on Sept. 13th to take the next step.

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