Son charged in Ian Buckwold's death to undergo psychiatric assessment
Alvin Elliot Buckwold to undergo a 30-day psychiatric assessment
Alvin Elliot Buckwold, the son of Ian Buckwold, accused in his father's death has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to stand trial and if he is criminally responsible.
The 31-year-old appeared in a Prince Albert, Sask. courtroom Tuesday morning in relation to the second-degree murder charge against him. He has been in custody since last week.
Alvin Buckwold has schizophrenia and will be staying at hospital in North Battleford for his assessment. He will also undergo a toxicology screening.
Several family members were emotional in court today, but did not want to make a comment.
Police were called on July 14 to Marine Drive at Emma Lake, a popular resort about 45 kilometres north of Prince Albert. Officers found the Ian Buckwold's body and arrested Alvin Buckwold at the scene.
Ian Buckwold, 64, was a well-known Saskatoon lawyer and worked in the community to help people with mental health issues.
His passion to help people with mental health was influenced by the challenges of having a son with schizophrenia.
Alvin Buckwold is scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 20.