Defence to argue that MRU student accused of attack was high

August 22, 2019

A Mount Royal University student and former hockey captain accused of attacking a professor inside of her home plans to argue extreme intoxication as a defense. The student, Matthew Brown, is charged with two counts of break and enter, assault with a weapon, and mischief; and the connection between Brown and the victim are reportedly a coincidence. CBC reports that Brown wants to argue at trial that he was “too high on magic mushrooms to understand his actions,” but that the Criminal Code currently prohibits the use of extreme self-intoxication as a defence. The trial is set to begin in November. CBC (AB)