The suspect in the alleged murder of a Jewish physician in Paris was not responsible for his actions, a second psychiatric evaluation determined.
The president of the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities protested the court's decision to revisit the issue of suitability to stand trial of Kobili Traore, which the court pursued on its own initiative and not at the request of his defense.
In January, Traore was determined to be fit to stand trial. He was placed in a psychiatric hospital for weeks after his arrest in the April 2017 killing of Sarah Halimi despite having no history of mental illness.
But a judge requested a second series of tests, which determined that the Malian immigrant was not able to stand trial, 20 Minutes reported Wednesday.