The suspected killer of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will undergo a psychiatric examination until later this year, Japanese media reported on Saturday.
Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by police as the suspect who approached Abe during a campaign speech on a street corner on July 8 and opened fire with a homemade gun.
A court in Nara, western Japan, where the suspect lived and where the shooting took place, agreed to prosecutors’ request that Yamagami be kept under psychiatric examination, the Nikkei and other media reported.
Prosecutor Nara could not be reached for comment outside of business hours.
The evaluation will last until Nov. 29, the Nikkei said, and will determine whether or not Yamagami will be charged with the shooting.
Shinzo Abe’s alleged killer to undergo psychiatric evaluation – Media – SABC News
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