Trial of Yigal Amir recesses for 3 weeks

One of Amir's court-appointed attorneys, Shmuel Fleishman, has said that the defense is considering arguing that Amir was not in emotional control of himself during the assassination.

Such an argument could reduce the charges against him and bring a shorter sentence.

Under the Israeli criminal code, a defendant convicted of murder can get less than a life sentence if it is proven that he suffered from emotional problems at the time of committing the crime.