Psychiatric Evaluation for Jewish School Firebomber
Omar Bulphred, the man found guilty of firebombing a Jewish boys school in Montreal in 2006, has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric evaluation after being arrested on new charges.
Bulphred, 27, was arrested Friday just a month after he completed his sentence on June 11 and is facing charges of breaching his release conditions, loitering and uttering death threats.
Bulphred was schedule to appear in court for a bail hearing Monday, but instead his lawyer asked that his client undergo a psychiatric evaluation at the Pinel Institute, noted CBC News.
He was incarcerated for firebombing the Skver-Toldos Jewish Boys School in the Outremont neighborhood of Montreal in September 2006 and attempting to bomb the YM-YWHA Ben Weider Jewish Community Center the following April.
In 2009, Bulphred admitted to writing letters claiming the crimes were committed in the name of Islamic Jihad.
"I'm sorry to the Jewish community. My actions were cowardly," Bulphred told the court.
In February 2009, Judge Louise Bourdeau sentenced Bulphred, who was 21 at the time, for pleading guilty to three counts of arson and two of uttering threats. He served a seven-year sentence.
Bulphred will be back in court on August 13.