A court has heard how Tyler Linley, the 20-year-old man accused of murdering his brother at a property near Ammanford last September, is currently being assessed by a clinician following concerns that he may be unfit to stand trial.
Linley, of Cimla, Neath Port Talbot, was originally remanded in Swansea Prison as he awaited trial for the murder charge later this year.
But today (Friday), Swansea Crown Court was told that Linley has been transferred to a psychiatric unit following a Section 48 referral under the Mental Health Act.
His barristers must now decide whether he is sufficiently mentally sound to stand for his trial on June 5.
Tyler Lindley is accused of murdering his 22-year-old brother, Cameron, at a property in Treforis, Betws, near Ammanford on September 8, 2022.
The matter will be brought back to Swansea Crown Court on April 3 following a multidisciplinary assessment which will be carried out by Linley’s clinician. The aim of the assessment is to provide the Judge with a comprehensive update concerning the defendant’s current state of mental health in relation to his fitness to plead.