Belgian nursery attacker `suicidal’: Report

January 26th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS  

Brussels, Jan 26 (DPA) A 20-year-old accused of knifing to death two toddlers and a teacher in a nursery in Belgium is displaying suicidal tendencies in his prison cell, the Belga news agency has reported, quoting judicial sources.The suspect, who is held in the hospital wing of a prison in Bruges, looked apathetic during a hearing Sunday before magistrates and is being force-fed as he refuses to eat or drink.

Psychiatrists were due to interview him later Monday in a bid to discern his motives.

So far, the suspect has remained silent on the reasons that led him to the carnage in the kindergarten in Dendermonde.

He faces charges of triple murder and multiple counts of attempted murder.

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