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.
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.