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A patient who burned his nurse to death for what he thought was poor medical service was indicted in the Tel Aviv District Court on Wednesday for murder.
The charges in the indictment filed by the Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office included allegations that Asher Faraj, 78, of Holon, was treated by the nurse, Tovah Kararo, 55, on January 3 with a flu vaccine.
Faraj said he believed from his own review that certain side effects, such as pains and feelings of being sick, were the results of what he characterized as Kararo’s deficient medical care.
He accused her and threatened her for the harm he believed she caused him.
Faraj acquired a bottle, which he filled with flammable materials. Following that, he set an appointment with Kararo to have his blood pressure taken.
When he arrived at the medical center for his appointment on March 14, he came armed with the flammable bottle.
As Kararo called his name, he entered her workroom and doused her with the flammable materials, which he immediately ignited with a lighter.
While Kararo was burning to death, Faraj left the workroom, and as he was walking out of the medical center, tossed the remaining flammable materials and the two lighters he was carrying.
Kararo was declared dead on the spot.
The state requested that Faraj be kept in police custody until the end of the trial against him.
In the prosecution’s request to keep him in custody, it stated, “there is no need to use many words to describe the grave actions” of Faraj who “undertook his actions with great brutality, a shuddering murder of an innocent woman, a nurse from a medical center who dedicated her life to medical care for people who needed it.”