Nova Scotia

New Germany man fit for murder trial: board

A Nova Scotia man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife in a grocery store parking lot before turning the gun on himself has been found fit to stand trial.

A Nova Scotia man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife in a grocery store parking lot before turning the gun on himself has been found fit to stand trial.

The Nova Scotia Review Board found Wayne Eisnor's cognitive abilities have improved to such an extent that he could participate in a trial.

Eisnor's case is scheduled to return on July 27 in Bridgewater Provincial Court.

A Justice Department spokesman says a judge will decide whether he accepts the review board's report.

Eisnor was charged with first-degree murder after Tina Mae Eisnor was shot in the head as she sat in a van in New Germany on June 30, 2010.

He was initially found unfit to stand trial last October because of mental impairment caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

But the board reviewed the opinions of several physicians who evaluated Eisnor and found he may suffer from amnesia, but that it does not make him unfit.

The board, which automatically reviews anyone found unfit, finds that he does have a basic understanding of the court process and could go ahead with a trial if he is given breaks.

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