Justice Francis Cumberbatch ordered pre-sentence reports and psychiatric reports on both defendants.
After some waffling by the defence counsel as to the qualifications of prosecution expert witnesses Carlton Cowley and Dr. Stephen King, the defence accepted prosecution filings of fact as to the charges against the two defendants.
The defence was granted leave to enter their own psychiatric report on the two defendants.
The matter was adjourned to May 9.
John and Phillip are accused of attacking worshippers and setting some on fire during New Year’s Eve Mass at the Castries Cathedral (Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 31, 2000. A nun, Sister Theresa Egan was beaten to death and Father Charles Gaillard, who was left in critical condition at hospital, died a few months later.
The two men have since pleaded guilty to manslaughter.