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The prosecutor's office said the court extended the detention of a man accused of the fatal murder of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This is to check his mental health.
According to Kyodo, Tetsuya Yamagami, 42, will be held until February 6 instead of November 29 as originally planned.
Yamagami is under investigation for murder after Abe was shot during a campaign speech. The shooter was arrested on the spot.
Under the Japanese Penal Code, persons with limited legal capacity are subject to a more lenient sentence, while anyone whose actions were caused by insanity cannot be punished. pre-indictment psychiatric examination.
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