A man acquitted of murder more than a decade ago is facing charges in connection with a weekend sexual assault.

Gregory Joseph Turner, 34, will spend at least one more night in custody after appearing in court Wednesday morning.

Police said they were called to a report of a disturbance at a home in the west end of the city shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday. 

A woman was taken to hospital, treated and released.

Turner was held overnight on Tuesday for psychiatric assessment.

He was deemed fit to stand trial, and will be back in court on Thursday.

Turner is charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats to cause bodily harm. 

In the mid 1990s, Turner was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder in the death of his neighbour.

He was found not guilty of that crime in 2001.