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KOBE — The 15-year-old Kobe boy being held in the grisly decapitation of Jun Hase and the attempted murder of three other elementary school children must undertake a psychiatric test, the Kobe Family Court stated August 4.

Judge Yasuhiro Igaki made his decision following the first round of the closed-door hearings being held at the family court late August 4. The boy has been at the Kobe Juvenile Detention Center since July 25 waiting for the inquiry. He will be held in the juvenile detention center for another 60 days until Oct. 2 so the psychiatric test can be administered.

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