A Saskatoon man charged with second-degree murder in the death of his father is not going to prison.
Instead, a judge ruled today that Alvin Elliot Buckwold was not criminally responsible for the death of Ian Buckwold and should be remanded to Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford.
Ian Buckwold was a well-known Saskatoon lawyer and mental health advocate. He was killed at his family cottage at Emma Lake last summer.
Alvin Buckwold has schizophrenia.
On July 14, police responded to Marine Drive at Emma Lake, a popular resort about 45 kilometres north of Prince Albert, Sask., where they found the 64-year-old Buckwold's body.
Alvin Buckwold was arrested at the scene.