NAGASAKI (Kyodo) The Nagasaki Family Court on Friday received the results of a psychiatric examination conducted on a 12-year-old murder suspect.

The family court will make a decision on how to handle the case by Oct. 2, after studying the report, officials said.

The boy, a junior high school student, is suspected of abducting and killing 4-year-old Shun Tanemoto on July 1 by pushing him off the roof of an eight-story car park.

Informed sources said the psychiatrist who conducted the examination interviewed the boy and members of his family in preparing the report.

The boy is under 14 and cannot be tried in a criminal court or be sent to a juvenile reformatory. The family court is thus expected to send him to a special facility that looks to help delinquent children adapt to society.

The court temporarily suspended its hearings while the psychiatric examinations were being conducted.

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