Jerusalem court extends remand of exterminator; two sisters laid to rest in fumigation tragedy

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 23, 2014 14:42

Abigail and Yael Gross were laid to rest Thursday afternoon, while their brothers, Michael, 7, and Yitzhak, 5, continue to fight for their lives.




Mourners in Jerusalem gather for the funeral of Yael and Abigail Gross.

Mourners in Jerusalem gather for the funeral of Yael and Abigail Gross.. (photo credit:URI DAVIS / NEWS 24)



The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Thursday extended the remand of the Jerusalem exterminator who is alleged to have negligently sprayed toxic material in the apartment of a family of six that left two sisters dead.

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The suspect, who will be under house arrest for an additional three days, has been cooperating with authorities, and Judge Yitzhak Shimoni has already determined that he does not pose a risk.

Abigail and Yael Gross were laid to rest Thursday afternoon, while their brothers, Michael, 7, and Yitzhak, 5, continue to fight for their lives. They are listed in critical condition.

The suspect, who has no prior convictions, was transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he gave doctors information about the toxic material he used in the apartment in hopes it can help them treat the young boys more effectively.

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