Trial hears Jeremy Skibicki killed 4 women because he was on a ‘mission from God’

The Canadian Press  04/06/2024 14:52 Jeremy Skibicki killed four women and knew it was wrong but did it because he was under a psychotic delusion that he was on a mission from God, court heard Tuesday. Dr. Sohom Das, a forensic psychiatrist from the United Kingdom, testified the killings came after years of violent acts by Skibicki stemming from mental illness. “I believe the delusions and the psychotic symptoms caused by schizophrenia directly motivated those killings,” Das, testifying for the defence, told Skibicki’s murder trial. “He believed in his mind that he was on a mission from God. He felt compelled to carry out the killings.” Skibicki, 37, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2022 slayings of the four Indigenous women in Winnipeg: Rebecca Contois, 24; Morgan…

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