Psychiatrist report ordered for Preiti
Victims of police officer shooting attend hearing08 October, 19:40
Judge Filippo Steidl ordered the assessment despite the objections of the prosecution, which argued that Luigi Preiti was mentally competent when he shot at the officers on April 28 at Rome's Palazzo Chigi.
Two were seriously injured.
It is believed that Preiti was planning to attack the inauguration of the new government of Premier Enrico Letta at the presidential Quirinale palace, but wound up at the wrong location.
Victims of the crime were in court on Tuesday as Preiti, a construction worker from Calabria, faced charges of attempted murder, possession of illegal weapons and stolen goods.
He has said that he wanted to confront politicians over his joblessness, and when he shot at police, he did not intend to kill.