Police suspect a 30-year-old prison guard of killing and decapitating his wife in their Beersheba home overnight Wednesday.
The decapitated woman was discovered in the Beersheba apartment
overnight Wednesday with signs of violence all over her body. According
to Army Radio, the woman's husband alerted police of the body in a phone
call, saying that he had severely beat her during an argument.
The prison guard was later found, apparently intoxicated, in the
neighborhood and detained. The man had place a phone call to his work
place earlier, saying he intended to kill himself, according to Army
The man allegedly locked the couple's three children in a room in the
apartment before killing his wife. The children were placed in the
custody of social service professionals in the city. Police were
investigating the possibility that there was a history of domestic
violence in the home.
According to Israel Radio, the prison guard remained intoxicated and was not cooperating with police interrogators.