Beit Hanina man confesses to murdering wife

January 30, 2010 21:44

A resident of the Beit Hanina neighborhood in northern confessed early Saturday that he had murdered his wife using a knife and an axe. However, despite confessing to the act, police said the suspect refused to reenact it.

During questioning, the suspect described how his wife had left their household several months previously, leaving him to care for their six children himself. Whenthe wife returned to the house on Friday, a fight ensued, culminating in her tragic death.

The suspect told police that he had attacked his wife with a knife, slit her throat and beat her while two of the couple’s children slept on in their rooms.

The two were not known to police, but had formerly been treated by welfare services when the husband asked to transfer four of their children to the state’s care, citing an inability to watch over them without the aid of his wife.

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