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However, later Friday, his lawyer said Palumbo realized how his actions affected Twain.

“My client (thought): ‘I have made her afraid of me, and it’s reasonable, her fears are reasonable.’ … He’s devastated that she’s afraid. He never intended for her to fear at all _ the absolute opposite. He loves her.”

Palumbo has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. He has another court date on Oct. 18 when _ depending on the outcome of the psych evaluation _ he could be sentenced.