The sentencing of the man who killed Dundee labourer Gordon Diduca after firing a bow and arrow at him has been pushed back.
Charles Little, 32, admitted the culpable homicide of Mr Diduca at a trial at the High Court in Glasgow earlier this year.
Little, who had originally been charged with murder, was due to be sentenced before Lord Matthews this morning.
The court has ordered further psychiatric reports to be conducted before sentencing can be delivered.
Mr Diduca, also known as Adams, had been at a party opposite Little’s Dundonald Court flat when he was killed in the early hours of September 25 2017. He died after being stabbed in the shoulder.
Little, who had worked as a gardener, was convinced he was being secretly filmed by his neighbours and that a chip had been implanted in his brain.
At the time of the attack, Little had been using amphetamine drugs and these had exacerbated his existing personality disorders and anxiety, which had been developing since at least 2009.
The court heard the trial had been an “ordeal” for Little, who has undergone multiple assessments by forensic psychiatrists and has spent time being treated in hospital while on remand.
Little pleaded guilty to four amended charges, including behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by threatening the occupants of Dundonald Court with a bow and arrows, repeatedly striking the door and attempting to force entry.
He further admitted that, at the communal staircase of the building, he assaulted Gordon Diduca, Jason Sinclair, Colin Hughes and Mona Elbakoush, threatened them and fired an arrow towards them.
A third, amended, charge stated he assaulted Gordon Diduca by repeatedly stabbing him on the body with a knife, thus killing him.
Little also assaulted Jason Sinclair by striking him on the arm with a knife to his injury and permanent disfigurement.
He will return to the High Court in Glasgow on March 6 for sentencing.