Jerusalem Pride Parade Stabber to Be Admitted for Longer Psychiatric Evaluation

District psychiatrist to tell the court preliminary observation was not enough to conclude whether Yishai Schlissel is fit to stand trial.

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Yishai Schlissel at Jerusalem court following stabbing attack at Jerusalem gay pride parade. July 31, 2015.
Yishai Schlissel at Jerusalem court following stabbing attack at Jerusalem gay pride parade. July 31, 2015.Credit: Emil Salman

Yishai Schlissel, who stabbed six people during Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade last month, will be admitted to a psychiatric hospital for observation, Ch. 10 reported on Monday.

Schlissel is scheduled to appear before the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court Tuesday for a remand hearing. During the hearing, the district psychiatrist is expected to say that a preliminary evaluation could not determine whether Schlissel is fit to stand trial and request an extended observation, which also includes him being admitted to a psychiatric institution.

Schlissel does not accept the legitimacy of the courts and has refused counsel.

One of Schlissel's victims, 16-year-old Shira Banki, died from her injuries last week.

Schlissel, of Modi’in Ilit, was released from prison around a month ago, after serving a 10-year sentence for stabbing three people at Jerusalem’s 2005 pride parade.

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