Shinzo Abe's suspected assassin to undergo psychiatric evaluation

安倍元総理銃撃 山上徹也容疑者を精神鑑定へ

taiwannews.com.tw -- Jul 23
The suspected assassin of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go through psychiatric evaluation until later this year, reports in the Japanese media said on Saturday.

The 41-year-old suspect was apprehended on at the scene with a handmade gun on July 8, when Abe was shot during a campaign speech.

A court in western Japan's Nara, where the assassination took place, agreed to prosecutors' request that the suspect be held for psychiatric examination, media reports said.

According to Nikkei, the evaluation will determine whether or not the man will be indicted for the shooting.

Jul 23 (ANNnewsCH) - 安倍元総理大臣が銃撃された事件で、奈良地裁が山上徹也容疑者の事件当時の刑事責任能力を調べるため、精神鑑定の実施を認めたことが関係者への取材で分かりました。  ...continue reading

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