CNN Digital spoke with Dr Jacob Rajesh to give his views regarding a case that shocked the nation of Japan where a teenage girl was stabbed to death by her elderly grandfather.
Here’s his quote:
Jacob Rajesh, a senior forensic psychiatrist at the Promises Healthcare facility in Singapore, said in cases of rapidly progressing Alzheimer’s “it will be difficult to provide an accurate account of what actually happened.”
“There is also the question of fitness to stand trial – is a person fit enough to give evidence on the stand and plead guilty or not guilty?” he said.
Crimes involving dementia patients are also extremely complex, experts said.
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