The trial of Elijah George will resume next week.
Elijah George in provincial court in St. John's today. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
It was interrupted Wednesday during the first day of proceedings when his lawyer requested a psychiatric assessment.
She made the request after George was laughing throughout witness testimony.
Today, Judge David Orr was told that doctors at the Waterford Hospital want a further seven days to complete their evaluation.
George is due back in court next Thursday.
The 21-year-old is charged with sexually assaulting one nurse and assaulting another while he was a patient on the psychiatric unit of the Health Sciences Centre in May. He's also charged with peeking under women's bathroom stalls at the facility.