The 21-year-old homeless man accused in the brutal, fatal stabbing of a 13 year old girl in Abbotsford has appeared in provincial court.
However, he refused to speak.
Gabriel Klein, covered in a blanket and refusing to address the judge, appeared in court via video to face charges of second degree murder and aggravated assault.
He was wheeled away in a wheelchair after two prior refusals to leave his cell.
Judge asks Klein if there is anything he wants to say, no response. Ordered to appear in person in #SurreyBC on Weds.
— Shelby Thom (@ShelbyThom980) November 7, 2016
Klein is accused of entering Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1 and stabbing two teenage girls.
Letisha Reimer did not survive the attack, and her friend was sent to hospital.
The tragedy has hit the Abbotsford community hard, but they have rallied together to support the families of both victims.
A prosecutor says, at this point, Klein’s behaviour appears to be intentional in an effort to avoid the legal process.
Crown says he was taken to hospital twice within the last week, but doctors determined he was “not certifiable” under the mental health act.
The judge ordered Klein to appear in Surrey Provincial Court in person on Wednesday.