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Calgary judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Dustin Paxton

07/20/2012 08:05 EDT | Updated 09/19/2012 05:12 EDT
A Calgary judge says Dustin Paxton must undergo a 60-day psychiatric evaluation to help determine if he meets the criteria to be designated a dangerous offender.

Paxton was convicted earlier this year of aggravated assault and sexual assault after his roommate was dropped off at a Regina hospital badly beaten and emaciated in April 2010.

He also has a criminal history that includes 41 convictions — seven of them for violent offences.

Paxton will be back in court in September.

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