A New Brunswick cattle farmer facing two charges of failing to care for his animals has been found unfit to stand trial.
A psychiatric assessment shows Werner Bock, of Petitcodiac, has a delusional disorder, the Moncton provincial courtroom heard on Friday.
Bock, who is charged with failing to provide proper food and water to his animals during the spring of 2011, disagreed with the results.
He claims lasers and heat rays killed his cows.
Judge Troy Sweet released Bock on the conditions that he keep the peace and report to Moncton Mental Health for assessment and treatment.
Bock is scheduled to return to court on June 19.
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 had previously been ordered twice by the court to undergo a psychiatric assessment, but failed to comply both times.
Earlier this week, he was taken into custody so an evaluation could be completed.
While Bock was in custody, an animal protection officer from the New Brunswick SPCA checked his farm, the court heard. No cattle were found on the property.
Bock had previously told the court a psychiatrist had found him to be suffering from paranoia and he doesn't trust them.