Justin Murphy, 27, is escorted from provincial court in St. John's today by a sheriff's officer in this file photo. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
A man accused of starting a fire behind a Salvation Army Thrift Store in St. John's will remain at the Waterford Hospital for further psychiatric assessment at the request of a psychiatrist.
Justin Murphy, 27, made a brief appearance in St. John's provincial court this morning. He will be back in court on July 23.
He was initially sent for a psychiatric assessment during a court appearance on July 9.
Murphy is charged with arson in connection with a fire that started behind the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Kenmount Road shortly after midnight on July 4.
Murphy is also charged with failure to comply with a probation order. He received a nine-month prison sentence last year in relation to several charges, including theft, dangerous driving, and break and enter.
For more on this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Telegram.