Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Brunswick Woman Charged with Murder and Arson Found Fit to Stand Trial

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Brunswick Woman Charged with Murder and Arson Found Fit to Stand Trial

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Murder suspect found fit to stand trial

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MONCTON, N.B. - A New Brunswick woman who spent two-and-a-half-months as a fugitive on charges of first-degree murder and arson has been found fit to stand trial.

Marissa Shephard was arrested March 1, under a Canada-wide warrant, outside a hotel in Moncton.

The 20-year-old is charged in the Dec. 17 killing of 18-year-old Baylee Wylie, whose body was found in a burned-out triplex.

Outside the court, Amanda Wylie -- Baylee's mother -- said she was very pleased with the outcome of Shephard's 30-day psychiatric assessment.

"Being fit is what the whole family was hoping for," she said.

Defence lawyer Gilles Lemieux did not take issue with the findings of the assessment. He asked for a month to review the disclosure of evidence from the Crown. …

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