An indictment was issued Friday against suspected Netanya hit-and-run driver
Shoshan Baraby, charging him with manslaughter, abandoning the scene of an
accident, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and obstruction of
Police believe Baraby was driving the Audi sedan that plowed
through a crosswalk on August 17 and killed Svetlana Yigudiyev, 56, and her
daughter Shoshana, 25, both from Dimona, along with Svetlana’s cousin Alexandra
Rubinov, 67, from Netanya.
According to the indictment filed at the Lod
Magistrate's Court, Baraby consumed copious amounts of alcohol and that his
decision to drive transformed him into a “ticking time bomb.”
received witness testimony that Baraby was drinking before the accident, and was
seen driving off in the Audi sedan before the fatal accident took
Prosecution asked that Baraby’s remand be extended until the end
of the court case.
Baraby has denied the charges against him, calling on
authorities to find the real culprit. “I trust that police will do their job and
the driver will be found,” Baraby said in August, the day after he was caught in
a massive police raid on a Netanya office building following a three-day
Ben Hartman contributed to this report.