Mental assessment ordered for Ashcroft murderer

By Jill Sperling
June 24, 2016 - 11:06am Updated: June 25, 2016 - 5:22am

KAMLOOPS — Shane Gyoba was once again uttering threats in a Kamloops courtroom, as BC Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley read his decision on whether to assess if the Ashcroft man should be held criminally responsible for the murder of his uncle, Ed Gyoba, two years ago. 

Dley found Gyoba guilty of second degree murder yesterday, June 23, but before the conviction could be entered the crown requested an assessment of Gyoba's mental state at the time of the killing. 

Dley ordered the assessment this morning, stating if there ever was a case in which an assessment was required, this is it. 

Gyoba continued his outbursts in court, and was sent to a separate room and appeared by video as the judge read his decision.

The matter will be back in court July 11.

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