AMHERST – Zachary Quinn Brake, 19, of Mechanic Street Springhill, was in court on Thursday and, at the request of his defence, had his case adjourned for a preliminary hearing until Dec. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Brake has been charged with the second-degree murder of his mother, Tracy Ann Rudderham.
The incident occurred Oct. 24 in Springhill.
Brake had a psychological assessment done at East Coast Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Dartmouth, N.S., and a publication ban has been placed on the contents of the psychological assessment.
Brake turned himself in to Springhill Police just before 3 a.m., on Oct. 24, and police went to the Mechanic Street home and discovered the body.