Murder suspect Carina Brill 370.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)
The Jerusalem District Court on Thursday heard arguments from the prosecution
and the defense on the issue of whether Carina Brill, the Jerusalem mother
accused of murdering her two children in September, is fit to stand
She may be institutionalized following an insanity
The defense complained that Brill had been rushed from the hospital
to prison too early and that she was highly unstable mentally – which was shown
by the prison’s decision to send her back to the hospital.
said that it has started a process for its own psychologist to evaluate Brill
and that the process is in high gear.
The prosecution said it is also
having its own psychologist examine Brill, but added that an overall answer
would take time as the psychologists need mental health records from Russia,
where Brill lived until making aliya this past year.
The court ordered
another hearing on the issue for November 21, including bringing Brill to court,
who was not present on Thursday.
Brill, a 36-year-old divorcée from
Moscow, was indicted on October 13 for the murder of her son Igor, seven, and
her daughter, Miri, five in their Talpiot, Jerusalem, apartment.
prosecution has asked the court to remand Brill to police custody until the end
of the proceedings; the court will rule on Tuesday.