Saint John murder case delayed again

The case of Joseph Paul Irving, of Saint John, who is accused of killing his wife, has been delayed again.

Joseph Paul Irving, accused of killing his wife Cindy, will return to court on June 16

The case of a Saint John man accused of killing his wife has been delayed again.

Joseph Paul Irving, 53, was scheduled to be in court on Monday, but the Crown and defence made a joint request for a six-week adjournment to allow more time for some forensic reports and disclosure.

Irving is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Cynthia (Cindy) Irving, 45.

The body of the mother of four was discovered in her Carmarthen Street home, in the city's south end, on March 23.

No details about the cause of death have been released.

Joseph Irving, who appeared in court Monday via a video link from jail, had been ordered to undergo a criminal responsibility assessment on March 24.

He returned to court on April 14, but his duty counsel had requested more time to study the report from the Restigouche Hospital Centre in Campbellton.

Irving is now scheduled to return to court on June 16. He remains in custody at the Saint John Regional Correctional Centre.

Cindy Irving, who worked as a pharmacy technician for the Atlantic Superstore in Millidgeville, has been described by family and friends as hardworking, with a quirky sense of humour and the ability to turn every negative into a positive.

She is survived by her children Brandon, 20, Bria, 18, Paula, 12, and Mya, 10, as well as a grandson, siblings and extended family.

An online donation site to help raise money to support the children, now staying with their grandmother, has raised more than $4,000 to date. The goal is $10,000.