The Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday accepted the evaluation of the district psychologist, which determined that Nachman Inshin, charged with murdering his baby daughter, was not responsible for his actions when he committed the crime.
The judges ruled that Inshin did indeed commit the act, but, in light of the psychiatrist's evaluation, halted legal proceedings against him and ordered that he be admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
Defense Attorney Avi Lavi said during Wednesday's hearing that he had reached an agreement with the prosecution according to which Inshin will be hospitalized and the case against him will be closed. He said the psychiatric evaluation determined that Inshin's judgment was impaired to the point where he was unable to comprehend the severity of his actions or tell right from wrong.
According to the indictment, Inshin killed his infant daughter Fruma by slamming her against the floor.
"This was a tragic incident. The district psychiatrist ruled that (Inshin) is not fit to stand trial. The court accepted his opinion and ordered that the father be hospitalized. This marks the end of the case. Despite all the pain, we are talking about a man who is mentally unstable," said Attorney Lavi.
It should be noted that a previous psychiatric evaluation, commissioned by Israel Police, determined that Inshin was fit to stand trial.