A Warrnambool man accused of stabbing two men at a Flaxman Street property will plead not guilty by reason of mental impairment.
Corey Wood, 20, of Flaxman Street, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Friday charged with aggravated burglary, intentionally cause injury and intervention order-related offences.
Lawyer Julia Munster said Mr Wood would plead not guilty to the charges due to mental impairment.
She said a mental health assessment would take place on February 11.
“This is a very sad matter,” she said
“Mr Wood is extremely unwell.”
Police allege Mr Wood stabbed two men at a Flaxman Street property on October 15.
A 30-year-old man was airlifted to Melbourne with stab wounds to his stomach while a 53-year-old received facial lacerations.
Police were called about 5.45pm and the accused was arrested after a search.
Police said the three men were known to each other.
Mr Wood did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until March.