Man found fit to stand trial for fatal stabbing of teen girl at Abbotsford school

Jan 16 2019, 5:33 pm

A man who fatally stabbed a teen girl and injured another in a seemingly random attack at an Abbotsford high school in late 2016 has been found mentally fit to stand trial.

Gabriel Brandon Klein, an Alberta resident, was charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault, after a 13-year-old girl died and a 14-year-old girl was injured in the attack.

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However, he has not yet faced a trial for the incident, after being found unfit to stand trial by the BC Supreme Court on April 20 of last year, on account of a mental disorder.

He was ordered held in custody at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital until disposition by the Review Board.

In a hearing this week, the Review Board said it found Klein mentally fit to stand trial and ordered that he be returned to court “to try the issue and render a verdict.”

At the time of the incident, police said very little was known about Klein, who until that point had no criminal record, no fixed address, and no ties to the school.

 

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