Lawyers ask for psychiatric assessment of accused in Catie Miller case

Braedon Clark novanewsnow@tc.tc
Published on March 11, 2015

METRO HALIFAX - Two people charged in the murder of Catie Miller made brief appearances in Dartmouth provincial court March 11 as their lawyers asked for time to have psychiatric assessments conducted.

Jason James Johnson and Kelly MacDonald were escorted into court, where defence lawyers asked for time to find a doctor to conduct the tests.

The two will next appear in court on April 17.

Johnson and MacDonald have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Catie Miller. The 29-year-old Miller, a King's-Edgehill School graduate, disappeared on July 15 of last year, the same day that police say she was killed. Police have also said that MacDonald and Miller were known to each other.

Miller’s remains were found in November.

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Neither Johnson nor MacDonald said anything during their court appearance, which lasted no more than five minutes.