Police stand guard outside the Stockholm District Court in Stockholm, Sweden, April 11, 2017. The key suspect in Friday's truck attack in Stockholm, 39-year-old Rakhmat Akilov, has admitted to committing a terrorist crime, his lawyer told a Swedish court on Tuesday morning. (Xinhua/Rob Schoenbaum)
STOCKHOLM, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Rakhmat Akilov, the man suspected of committing the truck attack here on April 7, is not mentally ill, according to a psychiatric evaluation submitted to Stockholm District Court on Wednesday.
The National Board of Forensic Medicine's medical evaluation concluded that Akilov was not insane at the time of the crime, Swedish public broadcaster Swedish Television (SVT) reported.
According to the medical certificate, Akilov did not suffer from a serious psychiatric disorder at the time of the examination either. Nor is there any reason "for further psychiatric evaluation to establish whether there is a reason Mr. Akilov should not serve a prison sentence if he is found guilty," SVT reported.
As a result of the evaluation, if the court finds Akilov guilty, he will be given a prison sentence, not psychiatric care.
"In this case, our expert has reached the conclusion that there is no psychiatric illness or behavioral disorder connected to the crime or the time the examination was done. The court will make its own decision, but generally the court follows our recommendation," Marianne Kristiansson, chief physician with the National Board of Forensic Medicine, told SVT.
Akilov, 39, is suspected of hijacking a truck and driving it down one of Stockholm's busiest pedestrian streets, killing a total of five people and wounding 14 others.