Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Psychiatrist Tells Alberta Trial That Cook Heard Voices Telling Him to Kill

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Psychiatrist Tells Alberta Trial That Cook Heard Voices Telling Him to Kill

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Voices told accused to kill or be killed: psychiatrist

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - A psychiatrist says a cook accused of murdering two people at a northern Alberta work camp had been hearing voices and thought he needed to kill everyone to make them stop.

Dr. Lenka Zedkova was testifying at the trial of Daniel Goodridge.

Goodridge has pleaded not guilty due to a mental disorder to charges of first-degree murder, assault with a weapon and interfering with human remains.

In an agreed statement of facts, Goodridge admits to the slayings as well as to terrorizing others who woke in the middle of the night to screams at the Canada North oilfield camp near Fox Creek in June 2015.

Zedkova told court that Goodridge's mental state led him to believe his co-workers wanted to assault him. …

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