A man allegedly stabbed his wife to death and tried to put an end to his own
life in Lod on Friday night.
Neighbors heard the cries of the couple’s
seven-year-old daughter and summoned emergency services to their apartment.
Police say the girl witnessed the attack.
Officer burst into the home and
found Snait Ajenfa, 42, with multiple stab wounds to the chest, as her husband,
37, stood nearby with a knife in hand.
Officers said the suspect, who had
multiple self-inflicted stab wounds to his stomach, became violent, prompting
them to fire a stun gun at him. The non-lethal weapon subdued the man, allowing
Magen David Adom paramedics to tend to his wife.
“There was a need to
gain control of him,” Shfela region police spokeswoman Ch.-Supt. Leah Zohar
Paramedics tried to resuscitate Snait Ajenfa, but eventually
pronounced her dead.
The murder suspect was rushed to the Assaf Harofe
Medical Center in Tzrifin in serious condition. He was being cared for in
intensive care under police watch.
“This was an unmarried couple,” Lod
police chief Dep.-Cmdr. Doron Turjeman said.
“We understand they also had
a son who was killed in February in the course of his military service,”
Separately on Friday night, a 20-year-old was stabbed and
seriously wounded during a brawl between young men in Ashdod.
the fight broke out on the beach promenade.
The victim was rushed to the
hospital and was in intensive care.
One suspect was arrested.