Court extends remand of husband suspected of killing wives
The Kfar Saba Magistrate’s Court on Sunday extended by eight days the remand of
Shimon Cooper, 51, arrested last week on suspicion of orchestrating the murder
of two of his ex-wives.
His lover, Dr. Mariah Zakotsky, an
anesthesiologist and accomplice, was remanded until this Tuesday.
maintains his innocence, and has denied all police allegations against
Last Monday police arrested both Cooper and Zakotsky, following a
lengthy investigation by the YAMAR central investigative unit into the death of
Cooper’s second wife Gini Cooper, who died on August 21, 2009, in what police at
the time ruled was natural causes.
Cooper’s previous wife, Orit
Coopershmid also died in similar circumstances in January 1994.