A Spanish judge has ordered a psychiatric analysis for a Moroccan man held within the January slaying of a church officer within the southern metropolis of Algeciras.
Authorities recognized the alleged assailant within the Jan. 26 machete assault as 25-year-old Yassine Kanjaa. He was arrested after he allegedly killed the worker and injured a priest at two Catholic church buildings in Algeciras.
A Spanish court docket instructed The Related Press on Wednesday that the decide’s order was short-term and the assault was nonetheless being investigated as a possible terrorist act. Police have mentioned they suppose the suspect acted alone.
Spain’s Inside Ministry mentioned Kanjaa had been below a deportation order since June 2022 due to his unauthorized immigration standing.