The Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court on Thursday extended the remand of hit-and-
run suspect Shushan Baraby an additional six days until September
Baraby has denied he was involved in the accident
or even at the scene
of the crime.
He has been in police custody for 10 days already. The
police asked to hold Baraby for an additional 11 days pending completion of the
During the hearing, Baraby’s defense attorney seemed to
undermine the police’s case when the police admitted that they don’t have an
expert report linking Baraby to the scene or proof that Baraby had run a red
Baraby’s defense attorney also highlighted his willingness to
submit to DNA testing, something one would not expect if he had something to
Baraby is suspected in a hit-and- run that left three women dead in
Netanya on August 17.
Police had launched a hunt for Baraby, suspecting
him of plowing through a crosswalk in Netanya, killing Svetlana Yigudiyev, 56,
and daughter Shoshana Yigudiyev, 25, both from Dimona, and Svetlana’s cousin
Alexandra Rubinov, 67, of Netanya.
Baraby is also suspected of drug
possession and obstruction of justice.