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Accused Ottawa man's psychiatric evaluation delayed

12/30/2011 10:09 EST | Updated 02/29/2012 05:12 EST

An elderly Ottawa man facing first-degree murder charges in his wife's death will have his psychiatric assessment delayed due to his medical condition.

Ian Flann, 82, is charged with killing his high-school sweetheart, Doreen Flann, also 82, at the Longfields Manor retirement home.

Doreen's body was found with stab wounds on Boxing Day in the home at 330 Beatrice Dr. in Barrhaven. Officers found both Flanns injured, Doreen fatally. Ian was taken to hospital.

Flann's lawyer Solomon Friedman filed the 60-day psychiatric assessment, but the man's doctor said he was in no condition to be transported or assessed. Crown Dallas Mack agreed to the adjournment.

Flann, who was wheeled into a hospital room Wednesday and read the charges, remains in hospital under police watch.

His next court appearance will be Jan. 5.

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