Haredi mother suspected of starving son meets district psychiatrist

July 21, 2009 07:12


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After the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Monday ordered the mother suspected of starving her child to undergo a psychiatric evaluation within 24 hours, the woman met with District Psychiatrist Dr. Yaakov Weill late Monday night. News of the meeting was announced in a statement made by the family's media adviser. The court's ultimatum came a day after the woman, who is believed to suffer from a mental disorder, skipped a previously scheduled court-ordered evaluation. Dr. Weill reportedly asked to meet the woman a second time. She met with him in his clinic and not in the house of the rabbi she had been staying at since being released to house arrest. Haredi websites claimed the woman opted to meet Weill in his clinic to avoid pressure from members of her ultra-Orthodox sect not to meet with him.

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