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School stabber fit for trial?

The man accused of walking into an Abbotsford high school and stabbing a student to death may be heading to court.

Gabriel Klein was charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault after the fatal stabbing of 13-year-old Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Secondary School in November 2016.

Klein was found unfit to stand trial in April, and again in September, but the B.C. Review Board heard Tuesday that his mental health has improved, reports CTV News.

The decision has yet to be made official but Klein's lawyer says his client wants to go to court.

"He's a young man. He wants to know what the rest of his life will look like and where he will serve time,” Martin Peters told the Review Board.

Klein has been detained in psychiatric hospitals since the shocking stabbing incident more than two years ago.

During Tuesday's hearing, Klein said he's been a “full slave” to the voices in his head for two years, including six months leading up to the stabbing.

Klein's psychiatrist, Andrew Kolchak, says Klein has been taking his medication, and he's noticed his patient's symptoms have been decreasing.

The board's final decision is expected later in the day Tuesday.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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