Progress made in unsolved murder case
Tel Aviv District Attorney files indictment against Amit Tawil over seven-year-old unsolved murder case.
Crime scene [illustrative] Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
Possibly on the road to bringing the perpetrator to justice in a seven-year-old
unsolved murder, the Tel Aviv District Attorney on Thursday filed an indictment
with the Tel Aviv District Court against Amit Tawil.
Tawil, 32 and a
resident of Givat Shmuel, is accused of murdering Shlomi Noy seven years ago,
but was never suspected by police until a recent breakthrough in the case led
the police to arrest him.
Noy was 17 when he was murdered.
indictment charges Tawil with murder and obstruction of justice, for various
activities it says he largely undertook to successfully cover his tracks, at
least until now.
According to the indictment, the murder initially arose
out of a dispute between Tawil and Noy in 2004.
In an earlier
altercation, Noy even stabbed Tawil, said the indictment.
In 2005, Tawil
saw Noy on Jabotinsky Street in Ramat Gan while driving there in a car with four
others, the indictment alleged.
Tawil told the driver to stop, got out of
the car with a crowbar and dealt Noy four to five severe blows to the head,
according to the indictment.
The indictment said that Noy fell to the
ground and lost consciousness while Tawil continued to hit him all over his
Noy’s skull was cracked and he died in the hospital five days
After the assault, according to the indictment, Tawil got back in
the car and told the driver to drive away quickly and that Noy’s body was
After the incident, the indictment said, Tawil told the
owner of the car to hide it in case it had been photographed or could in any way
lead the police back to him.
Tawil also left his house and went into
hiding for several days, said the indictment.
The murder investigation
continued to some extent throughout the seven years, but only recently was there
an unspecified breakthrough in the case leading to Tawil.
requested to remand Tawil to police custody until the end of the proceedings,
both on the grounds that the alleged crime shows him to be dangerous and due to
his past alleged efforts and success in obstructing the investigation.