Kyle Edmund Scott

Kyle Edmund Scott will be back in court on Nov. 27. (CBC)

A 19-year-old Woodstock man charged with second-degree murder has been remanded for a psychiatric assessment at the request of his lawyer.

Kyle Edmund Scott is accused of killing Sara Kennedy, 82, who was found dead in her Richmond Corner home on Oct. 5.

Scott, who was arrested hours after the body was discovered, was scheduled to enter a plea in Woodstock provincial court on Tuesday.

But the case was adjourned without plea while Scott undergoes an assessment at the Restigouche Hospital Centre for psychiatric care in Campbellton.

Scott is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 27.