Testimony of a psychiatrist on the trial of a Charlottetown man accused of sexual assault refuted claims by the person’s defence lawyer that the alleged sufferer is mentally unstable.
Dr. Heather Keizer testified that Stephanie Douglas didn’t have “psychosis or hallucinations” when Keizer examined Douglas throughout her Queen Elizabeth Hospital keep to be handled for a extreme an infection.
Keizer was testifying as an professional witness Friday in P.E.I. Supreme Courtroom, on the jury trial of Edward Thomas Mundle, 58.
Mundle has pleaded not responsible to the sexual assault of Douglas on New 12 months’s Day 2014 — an incident Douglas says led to her creating sepsis and requiring hospitalization.
“She was fairly articulate,” Keizer testified, recollecting her one-hour session with Douglas in a hospital room on Jan. 24, 2014.
“This girl didn’t have psychosis or hallucinations.”
Crown prosecutor Lisa Goulden referred to as Keizer as a witness after the courtroom heard from a psychiatrist who testified for Mundle and gave evaluation on psychiatric points raised by Douglas’s hospital data. These data included notes from Keizer.
Trial revolves round consent
Douglas testified on the second day of the trial, and advised the jury she didn’t give her consent for what she says occurred to her within the basement of Mundle’s residence in Charlottetown.
Douglas testified she and Mundle had been relationship and fascinating in consensual dominant/submissive sexual exercise, however mentioned that on the date in query, he disregarded a pre-arranged “protected phrase” and sexually assaulted her.
Douglas described herself to the jury as a long-time group advocate for social justice, having executed work in problems with psychological well being and homelessness, together with award-winning work as a journalist.
Edward Thomas Mundle, 58, has pleaded not responsible to the cost of sexual assault towards Stephanie Douglas. (Brian Higgins/CBC)
Keizer testified Friday about how she and two medical college students perceived Douglas that day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“Her fashion — I described it as grandiose. She crammed the room,” Keizer testified.
“I used to be instructing two male medical college students who maybe had not encountered a girl of her articulate, forceful nature. They requested if she was bi-polar. They took that as proof of pathology …
“I advised them: ‘It is advisable to diagnose somebody a little bit extra fastidiously.'”
Below cross-examination by defence lawyer Peter Ghiz, Keizer testified Douglas had beforehand been identified with post-traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD) and suffered from nightmares and flashbacks.
Keizer refuted the defence’s competition that Douglas had been on psychiatric medicine for many years. The psychiatrist referred to as Douglas’s psychological well being therapy for PTSD “long run however not in depth.”
Testimony ended Friday.
Legal professionals are slated to make closing arguments Monday. Then Chief Justice Tracey Clements will direct the jury of eight males and 4 ladies to start deliberations.