Suspected child killer to remain in custody

A court in Usti nad Labem has ruled that a man suspected of raping and killing a nine-year-old girl last year will remain in custody. The man, who is a distant relative of the victim, has undergone psychiatric tests in a prison hospital. The judge refused to release him on bail for fear that he might flee or perpetrate further crimes. The man faces from twenty years in prison to an exceptional punishment.