Mental health assessment for Manitoba man accused of killing family ordered byJudge

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A Manitoba man accused of killing five family members, including his three young children has been ordered by a judge to undergo a mental health assessment to determine his fitness for trial.

The accused, Ryan Manoakeesick appeared in front of provincial court Judge Donald Slough by video on Monday after Manoakeesick ‘s lawyer Morgan Lawrence requested mental health assessment as determined by defence team.

Handcuffed and wearing jail clothing, the 29-year-old Ryan did not say anything during his court appearance.

Citing confidentiality, Lawrence did not go into further detail about the conversations.

Manoakeesick is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his common-law partner, Amanda Clearwater; their three children, Bethany, Jayven and Isabella Manoakeesick; and Clearwater’s niece Myah-Lee Gratton.

The bodies of the family members were discovered by the Police earlier this month at multiple crime scenes in and around Carman, Man., a town of 3,000 people southwest of Winnipeg.

He has been in custody since his arrest two weeks ago.