Judge orders psychiatric evaluation of Jerusalem gay pride parade stabber

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday ordered Yishai Schlissel, the suspect in the stabbing attack at last week’s Jerusalem gay pride parade, to undergo psychiatric evaluation in order to gauge if he was mentally fit to serve trial.

Schlissel, who was previously imprisoned for stabbing three people at the 2005 Jerusalem Pride Parade, went on a stabbing rampage at last Thursday’s parade, just three weeks after being released from jail, killing 16-year-old Shira Banki and wounding five others.

Schlissel, who was present at the court hearing, said repeatedly that he does not recognize the authority of the court, and refused to be represented by an attorney. However, a public defender was sent to the court in the event that Schlissel change his mind or if the court would order him to have an attorney.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Judge-orders-psychiatric-evaluation-of-Jerusalem-gay-pride-parade-stabber-411199

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