Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Assessment of Former Afghanistan Hostage Joshua Boyle to Take Two More Weeks

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Assessment of Former Afghanistan Hostage Joshua Boyle to Take Two More Weeks

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Assessment of ex-hostage Boyle extended

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OTTAWA - Another two weeks are needed to complete a psychiatric assessment of former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle, who faces several assault charges.

Boyle dialled in via telephone to a brief court hearing today, and his next appearance is slated for April 9 via video conference.

Lawrence Greenspon, a lawyer for Boyle, told the court in late January that an initial evaluation found his client fit to stand trial, but added that he would benefit from a fuller assessment at a mental health centre in Brockville, Ont.

Boyle was arrested by Ottawa police in December and charged with various offences including assault, sexual assault, unlawful confinement and causing someone to take a noxious substance. …

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