• Kyodo


The Nagoya Family Court on Tuesday moved to send a 17-year-old boy accused of killing an elderly woman and wounding her husband in Aichi Prefecture in May to a medical reformatory, judging that he suffers from a rare type of mental disorder.

Judge Yoshihiko Iwata said the teenager, whose name has been withheld because he is a minor, needs medical treatment and correctional education because he has Asperger’s syndrome, a disease that diminishes his ability to distinguish right from wrong and is characterized by an inability to interact with others.

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