A man from Rishon Lezion is in custody due to police suspicions that he killed
his mother on Wednesday night.
The suspect, a Russian native, has denied
the suspicions during police questioning.
He contacted paramedics on
Wednesday and requested that they go to his mother’s home, where her body was
found with apparent choke marks. Police arrested him soon
“The circumstances of this incident are not yet clear,” a
police spokeswoman said. She declined to comment on whether the man had a
history of mental health issues. It was also not immediately clear whether the
man was an Israeli citizen.
The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court extended
his custody by nine days.
Earlier this week, a second man was arrested on
suspicion of stabbing his mother to death.
The suspect, Binyamin Davidi,
41, is undergoing psychiatric examinations to establish whether he is of sound
The suspect’s attorney, Neil Simon, argued that police were wrong
to believe that the killing was a premeditated murder, adding that the incident
Police have refused to confirm reports that
Davidi is a former drug addict.