Judge rules attacker of Brazil's Bolsonaro is mentally ill

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro poses for photos with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima,during a Catholic ceremony at which he dedicated his nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian judge has ruled that the man charged with nearly killing far-right President Jair Bolsonaro during a campaign event last year should not be punished because he is mentally ill.

Adelio Bispo de Oliveira was charged with stabbing the candidate in September at a rally in Juiz de Fora, a city 115 miles (186 kilometers) north of Rio de Janeiro.

Federal judge Bruno Savino ruled Monday that de Oliveira cannot be jailed and should be put in a mental facility.

Bolsonaro has spent months accusing de Oliveira of being part of a plot to stop him from winning the presidency.

De Oliveira belonged to a leftist party years ago and has said his attack was motivated by hatred for Bolsonaro.

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