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Serial killer suspect is 'not mentally ill'

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 1 2008   /  11:52 am

The police Thursday confirmed that serial killer suspect Verry Idam Henyansyah, better known as Ryan, was not mentally ill and was completely conscious when committing the alleged murders. "There are no signs of serious mental illness in his judgment of reality, and what is good and normal," said East Java Police psychiatrist Adj. Sr. Comr. Rony Subagyo in Surabaya on Thursday. Verry fully understands and realizes what he has done and consequences it carries, Rony said. Verry is sensitive and easily gets annoyed and angry, Rony said. When angry, Verry becomes very impulsive and aggressive, expressing his anger by, for example, throwing, smashing and beating things. Verry's personality, he said, was the result of being raised in a family that quarreled constantly and a lack of care. Because of his dominating mother, Verry grew up to become a bad tempere...