The trial in Winnipeg is expected to hear from a psychiatrist who assessed the admitted serial killer – Winnipeg

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The mental state of an admitted serial killer is expected to take center stage in a Winnipeg murder trial after a judge agreed to hear testimony from a forensic psychiatrist and YouTuber.

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Jeremy Skibicki, who is 37, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2022 deaths of four Indigenous women in Winnipeg.

Skibicki’s lawyers admit he killed the women, but argue he should not be found criminally responsible because of mental illness.


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Dr. Sohom Das, who is from England, assessed Skibicki’s mental state twice.

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Court heard Das has provided analysis for civil and criminal cases in the UK and is cited as an expert on mental illness and crime.

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Prosecutors pushed back against Das’ testimony and questioned his credibility by pointing to a YouTube video in which he outlines how to fake mental illness.


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