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.

You may also be interested in

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant...

Oct 20, 2017

The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia has rolled off General Motors Co.'s...

Australia senator starts gay marriage debate day...

Nov 16, 2017

Gay lawmaker starts Australian Parliament debate on legal recognition for same-sex marriage with an...

Stokes provisionally named in England's one-day...

Dec 6, 2017

Allrounder Ben Stokes has been provisionally included in England's 16-man squad for a five-match...

Australia win final Ashes test to clinch series...

Jan 8, 2018

Australia thrashed England by an innings and 123 runs to win the fifth and final Ashes test at the...

Parliament rejects call for firing of Australia's...

Feb 15, 2018

Australia's beleaguered deputy prime minister has withstood a vote that would have called for his...

Diver Haven is brought to you by a team of tech-savvy diving enthusiasts. Diver of all walks of life be it recreational to professional, scuba or freedivers are always welcome.

Contact us: sales[at]diverhaven.com