Girl who ‘stabbed woman in street fit to stand trial’

Cyprus Today - - NEWS -

A SCHOOL­GIRL who ad­mit­ted stop­ping and stab­bing a com­plete stranger seven times in a busy Girne street can be held re­spon­si­ble for her ac­tions, a psy­chi­a­trist told Girne District Court on Thurs­day.

Al­though fit to stand trial, the 17-year-old — who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons — nev­er­the­less needs “ex­ten­sive psy­cho­log­i­cal treat­ment”, said Dr Ayşe Zeki.

In a state­ment to po­lice, the ac­cused said she did not re­gret stab­bing and se­ri­ously in­jur­ing Elmerry Sanchez, 49, and that she would carry out sim­i­lar at­tacks again if set free, in or­der to ful­fil a child­hood dream to kill some­one. Ms Sanchez has since re­cov­ered from her in­juries and was dis­charged from hos­pi­tal on Wed­nes­day.

The girl, said to have come to the TRNC from Turkey with her fam­ily three years ago, was re­manded in cus­tody for one month and will at­tend psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal twice a week.

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