Australian who killed wife is deemed unfit to stand trial

September 26, 2011 11:50

The Tel Aviv District Court ruled on Monday to end legal proceedings against John Paul Sebastian, the Australian tourist suspected of murdering his wife, on the grounds that he is not fit to stand trial.

Judge Nurit Ahituv made the ruling after a psychiatric review concluded Sebastian is suffering from a prolonged and severe paranoid psychotic illness, as a result of which he was delusional when he stabbed and killed his wife in their Dan Panorama hotel room in August. 

The prosecution agreed to the cessation of proceedings against Sebastian.

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