Knife (illustrative) 370.
The Tel Aviv District Attorney filed an indictment in the district court on
Thursday charging a 41-year-old man with the murder of his mother last
According to the indictment, Binyamin Davidi stabbed his mother,
Dania Davidi, to death in her apartment on Tel Aviv’s Namir Road on April 14,
after she asked him several times to leave.
Approximately two weeks
before the stabbing, the indictment said, Davidi had moved into his mother’s
However, the two began to argue after Davidi’s mother
repeatedly asked him to leave, the indictment alleges.
came to a head on April 13 and 14, and Davidi’s mother even called a 24/7
personal security and care service, Moked Enosh, to which she was subscribed,
and asked them to help her evict Davidi from her apartment, the indictment
On April 14, after his mother asked him to leave again, Davidi
allegedly took a knife from a drawer in the kitchen and stabbed his mother
multiple times in the chest and hands. The fatal blow was a stab wound to the
left side of her chest, which caused respiratory failure and severe blood loss,
the indictment said.
Davidi’s mother also suffered multiple stab wounds
to her hands and chest and bruising and bleeding to her neck and
Alongside the indictment, the district attorney also filed a
request to remand Davidi in custody throughout the legal proceedings against
The remand request says a police forensics team found Davidi’s DNA
on the handle of the alleged murder weapon, which was discovered in a garbage
can. The victim’s blood was on the blade and on a pair of trousers allegedly
belonging to Davidi, the remand request said.
The remand request also
cites as prima facie evidence a tape recording of a phone call made by Davidi’s
mother to Moked Enosh, which, the district attorney charges, recorded the events
of the alleged murder in real time.
Davidi was arrested the morning after
the stabbing last month, and a police representative said that Davidi had no
fixed address and would stay with his mother from time to time.
remand hearing last month, Davidi’s lawyer, Neil Simon, said the killing was “at
most manslaughter, not premeditated murder.”
For a court to find a
defendant guilty of murder, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt
that a killing was premeditated.
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