Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Saturday that during a brief interrogation
earlier last week at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein
Kerem, Carina Brill, the 36-year-old mother charged with stabbing her two
children to death, confessed to the murders.
According to Rosenfeld,
Brill told police she killed her sevenyear- old son and five-year-old daughter
in their Talpiot apartment because she was “not a good mother,” and then
attempted to take her own life by repeatedly impaling herself with the same
Following the admission, Rosenfeld said Brill, who is now in
stable condition, will be arraigned in Jerusalem Court later this week, where
she will be formally charged with the murders.
Brill, who was recently
divorced and made aliya from Moscow last year with the two children without
their father, was struggling to acclimate to life in Israel emotionally and
financially, records state.
She was scheduled to meet with a Jerusalem
Welfare Agency councilor just two hours after the children were killed, after an
anonymous caller alerted the agency of her precarious mental state, as well as
suspicious bruises on one of the children, one day earlier.
children’s father, Dmitri Brill, a noted jazz musician from Moscow who arrived
in Israel a little over 24-hours following the murders, said he had no
indication of the imminent danger his daughter and son were in. “If I had known,
I would have taken them immediately,” Channel 10 reported Dmitri as
The Jerusalem court ordered Tuesday that Carina Brill remain in
police custody for another eight days, while convalescing at the
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said when she is released from
the hospital she will immediately be placed in police custody.
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