Accused in Nicole Campbell murder to undergo psychiatric exam
Robert Jason MacKenzie denied bail and will be examined for fitness to stand trial
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.
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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.
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.