CORNER BROOK A psychiatrist who conducted an assessment on the young man accused of stealing a sailboat from the marina in Corner Brook in June has come to the conclusion that he was not criminally responsible for his actions.
However, that doesn’t mean the end of David Arthur Sharpe’s legal matters.
Sharpe, 25, was charged on June 20 with theft over $5,000 and possession of break-in instruments after he allegedly stole a boat which had been docked at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club.
Since his initial arrest Sharpe was also charged with breaking and entering and committing an offence, unlawfully trespassing on land and several counts of failure to comply with the conditions of an undertaking or recognizance and was sent to the Waterford Hospital in St. John’s for a psychiatric assessment.
The results of that assessment, including the doctor's recommendation that Sharpe remain at the Waterford to maintain his fitness to stand trial, were presented in provincial court in Corner Brook on Friday. Sharpe was transferred from the Waterford for the court appearance.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 17.