JAPAN ATTACK – Man arrested for Abe’s assassination sent for psychiatric examination

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The police in Nara, in western Japan, transferred Monday the man arrested for the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to a center in Osaka, where he will undergo a psychiatric examination.

The investigators seek to determine whether Tetsuya Yamagami, the 41-year-old former military man from Nara who fatally shot Abe with a home-made gun during an election rally on Jul.8, was in full control of his mental capabilities.