LONDON: Jaswant Singh Chail, the man who admitted attempting to kill the late Queen Elizabeth II, received a nine-year sentence on Thursday. As per the sentence, he will serve the first part of his term in Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital under strict security measures. Once his mental health permits, Jaswant will be moved to prison.
The 21-year-old accused was grabbed on the ground of Windsor Castle – the English royal residence. The incident occurred on Christmas Day in 2021. He carried a loaded crossbow and, in front of an armed officer, confessed to entering the premises with the intention to kill the queen. Jaswant Singh Chail stated that he would have targeted the prince (the current King Charles III) in case he could not get the monarch. In a previous hearing, he pleaded guilty to three charges, which made him the first person in decades to admit treason.
The judgment issued by Nicholas Hilliard from Old Bailey Court – London stated that the former supermarket worker lost touch with reality and became psychotic.