Admitted killer Lindsay to return to Kamloops court
An Edmonton man who admitted in a Kamloops courtroom last month to murdering his girlfriend and attacking an undercover police officer before stabbing his prison cellmate twice in the eye is expected back in court on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Mark Lindsay stood trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops in August on allegations he stabbed an undercover RCMP officer in Barriere during an elaborate Mr. Big sting last year, and that he attacked his Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre cellmate during a game of Scrabble a month later.
The 25-year-old, who is the son of Edmonton's former police chief, admitted both offences, but claimed both victims were part of a group of serial killers trying to kill him.
During his testimony, Lindsay also admitted to murdering 31-year-old Dana Turner — his former girlfriend, who went missing in August 2011, days after Lindsay was released from an Edmonton jail, after serving time for stabbing Turner in the head.
Lindsay claimed in court Turner was also part of the group trying to kill him.
The RCMP Mr. Big sting, during which the officer was attacked in Barriere in September 2011, was launched in response to Turner's disappearance, court heard last month.
In court, Lindsay maintained his sanity under cross-examination from Crown prosecutor Will Burrows.
However, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley ordered a 30-day in-custody psychiatric evaluation.
If the doctor's report comes back saying Lindsay does suffer from a mental disorder, Dley could find him not criminally responsible for the stabbings of the undercover Mountie and the KRCC cellmate.
Lindsay is also facing a second-degree murder charge in Alberta in relation to Turner's death. He is expected to appear in a Red Deer courtroom for a preliminary hearing in January.