The District Court accepted that the man’s actions stemmed from his delusional disorder and agreed with the recommendations of two psychiatrists to give him a 12-month hospital order instead of jail. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong man, 56, who slashed neighbour repeatedly with meat cleaver escapes jail term due to ‘delusional disorder’

Instead, the court imposed a 12-month hospital order recommended by psychiatrists, who said the man’s mental condition led him to believe his mainland-born wife was having sex with the neighbour

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The District Court accepted that the man’s actions stemmed from his delusional disorder and agreed with the recommendations of two psychiatrists to give him a 12-month hospital order instead of jail. Photo: Sam Tsang
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