An 85-year-old man accused of murdering his wife has been ordered to undergo another month of psychiatric tests.
Sigfried van Zuiden appeared confused and agitated as he made a brief court appearance on Friday.
Van Zuiden asked whether he was in court as sheriffs brought him into the room.
He said he couldn’t believe what was happening.
The 85-year-old was ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric assessment at a previous court appearance a month ago.
At that time, a psychiatrist told the court he was suffering from a moderate to severe case of dementia and had little understanding of what was happening to him.
On Oct. 4, he was charged with second-degree murder after police officers found his 80-year-old wife Audrey dead in the couple’s Calgary home.
Van Zuiden goes by the name Fred and was born in the Netherlands to a Jewish family. He chronicled his flight from the Nazis during the Second World War in his book “Call me Mom: A Dutch Boy’s WW II Survival Story.”