McNeil Ordered To Undergo Psychiatric Assessment After Being Charged With Forbes’ Murder
A 40 year-old Gardiner Mines man charged with the first degree murder of his common-law partner was ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric assessment in Sydney court, this morning.
The assessment will determine Richard Wayne McNeil’s fitness to stand trial and his criminal responsibility.
McNeil was arrested at the scene after police found the body of 33 year-old SaraBeth Forbes in the couples’ home on Tuesday of last week.
Forbes worked as a teacher’s aid at Tompkins Elementary in Reserve Mines, and the couple’s son Devon goes to the school.