Dozens of bouquets of flowers, stuffed animals and other messages of gratitude and condolence have been left outside the walk-in clinic where Dr. Walter Reynolds was murdered on Monday. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor says he does not remember attack

Appearing before a judge, Deng Mabiour, 54, rambled about being sick and needing a doctor

A man accused of killing a Red Deer physician told a judge he was sick and did not remember the alleged attack.

Deng Mabiour, 54, of Red Deer, appeared in Red Deer provincial court through a closed-circuit video link with Red Deer Remand Centre, where Mabiour is being held in custody under quarantine.

Mabiour is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Dr. Walter Reynolds, who was attacked in his medical walk-in clinic in north Red Deer around 11 a.m. on Monday. The father of two died later in hospital.

The accused is also charged with assaulting a police officer who responded to the 911 call and assault with a weapon involving another doctor at the Village Mall Walk-In Clinic.

RCMP say it was not a random attack, and Reynolds and Mabiour knew each other through the clinic. Police would not say whether Mabiour was a patient, citing privacy laws.

In his Wednesday morning court appearance, an agitated Mabiour repeatedly interrupted Judge Bert Skinner.

“I speak too much,” he said at one point. “Give me a doctor. I’m a sick man.

“I tell you I didn’t remember anything. I am sick. I need a doctor.

“When I get healthy, I will remember everything,” he said at one point.

Skinner told duty counsel Mark Daoust that he was struggling to understand Mabiour, who spoke with a thick accent and several times said “listen to me” as he tried to address the court.

READ ALSO: Doctor who died Monday knew the attacker

Skinner asked Daoust to speak to Mabiour in private to ensure he understood the charges and to ask the accused if he needed an interpreter.

When Daoust returned about 20 minutes later, he told the judge that Mabiour had told him he did not need an interpreter. ”

The charges were read to Mabiour by a court clerk a second time.

Skinner set the case over to Sept. 9 in provincial court.

He was told he would be tried by a judge and jury in Court of Queen’s Bench unless he made an application to be tried by a judge alone.

Any bail hearing must be held in the higher court, the judge told Mabiour, urging him to have a lawyer for his next court appearance.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism? Make a donation here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

A medical mask with an inspirational message was left at the memorial to Dr. Walter Reynolds outside his walk-in medical clinic. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Alnoor Kamali and his son, Shamir Kamali, came to pay their respects and leave flowers at the memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds outside his medical walk-in clinic on Wednesday. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Just Posted

Abbotsford school trustee running for NDP

Preet Rai acclaimed as candidate for Abbotsford West riding

Chilliwack man hoping to restore ‘59 Chevy with big lottery win

Hervey Blois, a retired veteran, says he’s ‘dumbstruck’ by $500,000 win on lottery website

Power outage impacts more than 2,600 customers in Abbotsford

Outage in Clearbrook area ‘under investigation’ on Monday afternoon

Abbotsford election candidate apologizes for 2012 comments about drug users

Former mayor Bruce Banman said drug users were criminals and should be locked up

Defence in Fraser Valley chicken abuse cases asks BC Supreme Court to drop the charges

Sofina Foods and Chilliwack company say undercover video by ‘vigilante group’ violates Charter rights

Weekend sees 267 cases, 3 deaths in B.C.; Dr. Henry says events leading to COVID spread

There are currently 1,302 active cases in B.C., while 3,372 people are under public health monitoring

Police investigating shooting in North Delta

Police say occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire near 120th Street and 82nd Avenue

B.C. VOTES 2020: Echoes of HST in B.C. debate over sales tax

Cannabis, tobacco, luxury cars still taxed in B.C. Liberal plan

TransLink CEO asks riders not to enforce mask rules after Surrey bus punch-up

A fight broke out on a bus at 96 Avenue and Scott Road involving a man who refused to wear a mask

She warned her son about toxic drugs, then he was dead

Donna Bridgman’s son died at the age of 38 in Vancouver

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. food and beverage producers set record sales in 2019

Farmed salmon again leads international exports

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Most Read