Daniel Maoz takes witness stand, denies murder

May 14, 2012 11:26

Daniel Maoz on Monday admitted to having a severe gambling addiction, but rejected the accusation that he murdered his parents Nurit and Noah Maoz in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem last August.

Daniel was arrested less than a month after the murders after police noticed a number of suspicious behaviors, including the night of the murders when Daniel showed up at a friend's apartment disheveled, nervous, and covered with splatters of blood. Police and prosecutors have pointed to Daniel’s gambling addiction as the motive for the August 14 murder of his parents.

DNA placed Daniel at the scene of the murders. Daniel’s lawyer, David Barhoom, accused Daniel's twin brother Nir Maoz of carrying out the murder, as they share DNA.

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