Thursday January 10, 2013
Former technician in murder case ordered to undergo mental evaluation
ALOR SETAR: A technician charged with the murder of his teenage wife has been sent for psychiatric evaluation after he told a magistrate’s court here that he “heard voices”.
Mohd Syawal Abdullah, 26, said he could not sleep in prison during the period of his remand because he was being “disturbed” by the voices.
Earlier, he had raised his hand and said he wished to speak when Deputy Public Prosecutor Ana Rozana Mohd Nor asked the court for a mention date after he was charged for the offence yesterday.
“I cannot take it. I could not sleep at all,” said Mohd Syawal, who was unrepresented.
He said that he wished to get treatment and be sent to a hospital for a check-up.
Ana Rozana then asked for Mohd Syawal to be sent for psychiatric evaluation for a month.
Magistrate Nur Faizah Muhamad Salleh allowed the request and fixed Feb 19 for mention.
Mohd Syawal is charged with murdering Nor Fatimah Anis Md Radzi, 17, at their house in Kampung Alor Gelegah here at about 5am on Dec 28 last year.