Via terrorist Chiheb Esseghaier vows to fight psychiatric assessment
Via Rail terrorist Chiheb Esseghaier vowed in court Friday to “fight to the death” any attempt to have a second psychiatrist assess whether he’s delusional.
Esseghaier, who is upset a psychiatrist testified he could be schizophrenic, told the judge: “God will punish you forever.”
Judge Michael Code ignored the comment and told the lawyers he has no jurisdiction over Esseghaier’s mental fitness because the jury rendered its verdict four months ago.
“Here we have a convicted offender who cannot be dealt with in the same way as someone presumed innocent at trial,” Code said. “The whole issue is much more complicated than that.”