A 28-year-old unemployed woman who was arrested for the attempted murder of a male acquaintance in his 70s with a crossbow in Nagano city has begun one month of psychiatric tests to determine if she is fit to stand trial.
Prosecutors said Natsumi Mizusawa will undergo a psychiatric evaluation until Oct 19, after which they will decide whether to proceed with an indictment, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Mizusawa, who was arrested on Sept 1, fired the crossbow arrow at the man while he was visiting her apartment at around 4:15 p.m. on Aug 31. The arrow lodged in the man’s right arm. He fled the scene by car and managed to drive to a friend’s home.
Police said Mizusawa and the victim had met several times before the incident. The man told the woman in advance that he would be visiting her.
Police have not revealed the relationship between the two.© Japan Today