A cattle farmer facing two charges of failing to care for his animals has had his case delayed again after he failed to see a psychiatrist, as he was twice instructed to do by a New Brunswick judge.
Werner Bock of Petitcodiac, who claims lasers and heat rays killed his cows, was taken into custody following a brief appearance in Moncton provincial court on Tuesday.
Judge Troy Sweet had asked Bock to go for a psychiatric assessment in August before rendering his decision in the case, but the accused refused to comply with that request, so the judge ordered him taken into custody so an assessment can be carried out.
Bock is facing two charges of failing to provide proper food and water to his animals during the spring of 2011.
He is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 6.
During the trial, Crown witnesses testified about a pile of carcasses under hay bales, a dead cow in a brook and others buried in the woods.
Bock contends the case against him is a conspiracy by the government, veterinarians, the RCMP and the CBC.
He previously told court a psychiatrist had found him to be suffering from paranoia and he doesn't trust them.