A 36-year-old New Glasgow man will undergo a psychiatric examination at the East Coast Forensic Hospital to determine if he is fit to stand trial and whether he can be held criminally responsible for allegedly killing 33-year-old Nicole Campbell last week.

Robert Jason MacKenzie, dressed in a grey track suit, appeared at an emotional hearing in a New Glasgow provincial courtroom this morning. A judge ordered that he remain in custody.

As MacKenzie was led out of the courtroom by a sheriff, a male relative of the victim shouted "rot in hell, you piece of shit." 

Nicole Campbell

Homicide victim Nicole Campbell, 33, was found by police at an apartment on Temperance Street last week. (Nicole Campbell/Facebook)

Aunts and sisters of the victim sobbed quietly during the brief appearance.

MacKenzie appeared calm and alert.

He is accused of second-degree murder in the death of Campbell last Wednesday. The victim was found by police in a Temperance Street apartment following a 911 call.

She was the mother of three children.

MacKenzie is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 4.