June 20, 2014 8:47 am

Son not criminally responsible in father’s death

Alvin Buckwold not criminally responsible in the death of his father, Saskatoon lawyer Ian Buckwold.

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – The son of a prominent Saskatoon lawyer has been found not criminally responsible in his father’s death.

A judge ruled Thursday that Alvin Buckwold, who was facing a second-degree murder charged in the death of his father Ian Buckwold, should be remanded to the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford.

Alvin Buckwold, who is schizophrenic, will have his case turned over to the Saskatchewan Review Board.

Ian Buckwold, 64, was found dead at a residence in the resort community of Emma Lake on July 13, 2013.

In a statement, Buckwold’s family said it hoped Alvin receives the treatment and support he needs.

“As a family, we will strive to continue our Dad’s work of supporting mental health initiatives – both to improve access to mental health services as well as to advance treatment options.

“We would like to thank our extended family, friends and the community for the outpouring of support that continues to help us through this difficult situation.”

With files from The Canadian Press

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