The man accused of killing missing Saskatoon woman Karina Wolfe has been found fit to stand trial.
Crown prosecutor Frank Impey confirms it was the result of a psychiatric assessment completed on Jerry Franklin Constant. The report was ordered during Constant’s first court appearance on Nov. 30.
He briefly appeared again, this time in person, in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Tuesday. Sheriffs surrounded the glass-enclosed prisoner’s box from where Constant was told his case would be adjourned until Dec. 22.
The 33-year-old man was charged with second degree and offering an indignity to a human body after he led police to Wolfe’s remains last month. The 20-year-old woman had been missing since 2010 and was found in a marshy area on the northwest corner of the city.
Constant allegedly said he was hearing voices when he voluntarily walked into the Saskatoon Police Headquarters on Nov. 10 and provided a story of what happened to Wolfe, prompting the Crown to request the psychiatric assessment.
Impey said he could not discuss any details from the report, including why Constant was deemed fit to stand trial or what caused his alleged erratic behavior when he gave his statement to police.