The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a man serving two life sentences for murder for a shooting of three teenagers at a Be'ersheba kiosk in 2011.
Justice Edna Arbel wrote that the High Court did not find justification to question or interfere with the Be'ersheba District court’s ruling in the case or to change the sentence handed down.
Eital is currently serving two life sentences plus 15 years for the murders of two teenagers and the attempted murder of a third, who was left permanently disabled and is confined to a wheelchair. He was also ordered to pay NIS 200,000 in compensation to each of the victims’ families.
The murders took place in February 2007 at the Bon-Bon kiosk in Be’ersheba following a drunken brawl between one group of men and the victims, 16- year-old Ruslan Koviov, 17-year-old Eitan Aizmiolov, and the third unnamed minor, known only as “Alef.” According to the indictment “Alef” had threatened Eital and others with a knife, and Eital left the scene, returning later with a handgun.
After he returned to the scene, Eital shot Alef, leaving him seriously wounded and then shot and killed Koviov and Aizmolov according to the indictment.
Eital has professed his innocence ever since. After his arrests months after the incident he told police he was at the kiosk on the night of the murders but that he’d left hours before and was home at the time of the shootings. During Eital’s trial, it emerged that there was no way to see who fired the shots in the security camera footage taken from the scene. Eital was fingered as the shooter by an employee from a restaurant near the scene of the crime.