A 21-year-old Winnipeg woman accused of killing her grandmother has been deemed not criminally responsible.
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Joan McKelvey ruled on Friday that the woman, who was 19 at the time of the slaying in September 2011, "suffered a breach from reality that has now been addressed through treatment."
The woman had pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder.
The 84-year-old grandmother was found beaten to death in the south Winnipeg home.
A publication ban prevents the woman or the grandmother from being identified.
The Crown did not oppose the NCR defence.
Court heard that the woman has been diagnosed with bipolar mood disorder.
The woman's doctor told the court that she was incoherent with child-like speech one year ago, but her progress has been excellent with medication.
Defence lawyer Bruce Bonney told reporters that as long as his client takes her medication, there is little chance of a relapse.
"She does not in any way pose a danger to the public, or even to any members of her family," Bonney said outside court.
"This was a psychosis specific to an event that occurred at the time, and nothing subsequent has given rise to a repeat of the psychosis of the event."
Bonney added that the woman's family has been supporting her.
"The love of the family has assisted her in her recovery. She is at a state where she is near fully recovered," he said.