A man shot and seriously
injured his wife before turning his gun on himself in a failed murder/suicide
attempt in Netanya on Saturday.
The violence took place in the presence
of the couple’s three-year-old girl.
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Police broke into the apartment, on
Rehov Ha’etzel, after being called to the scene by the man, aged
Paramedics rushed the couple to Laniado Hospital in Netanya, where
the woman, 25, was hooked up to a life support machine.
was taken into the care of social services.
The husband had worked as a
security guard and carried a licensed firearm, police said.
filed a complaint against her husband a year ago for domestic abuse and threats,
and then withdrew it.
Despite her “change of heart,” police continued
with the investigation, and passed on the case material to state prosecutors,
who chose to close the case.
During the investigation, the man’s firearm
was confiscated, but authorities returned it when the case was closed by
prosecutors. Police said the woman pressed police to return her husband’s gun,
saying he was unable to get work as a security guard without
Separately, police have arrested the husband of a pregnant woman from
Eritrea who was found stabbed to death in a south Tel Aviv apartment on Friday
The main suspect in the homicide, her husband, was arrested in
Rehovot by Tel Aviv police detectives following a manhunt on
The victim has been named as Abba Kitna, 28.
called police after he was unable to get in touch with her.