• Short Summary

    Benjamin Mendoza, the man accused of attempting to kill Pope Paul during his visit to the Philippines last month, has been remanded in custody in Manila and sent for a psychiatric report.

  • Description

    Benjamin Mendoza, the man accused of attempting to kill Pope Paul during his visit to the Philippines last month, has been remanded in custody in Manila and sent for a psychiatric report. Mendoza, a 35-year-old artist from Bolivia, was hand-cuffed as he appeared in a criminal court in the Philippine capital.

    Benjamin Mendoza is alleged to have lunged at the Pope with a knife on his arrival at Manila Airport on November 27. His counsel has pleaded that he is not guilty because of insanity. When Mendoza attempted to speak in court, the judge interrupted him and asked him to consult his counsel. He is to be detained at the National Mental Hospital until a medical report is submitted to the court.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4HWK6HG4KBPRL2F84UNZGOIJ9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HWK6HG4KBPRL2F84UNZGOIJ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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