76-year-old who allegedly murdered wife fit to stand trial

Rehovot 70-year-old who

By BY YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF
October 7, 2009 21:45

Following a psychiatric evaluation conducted on Wednesday evening, the Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court found Menachem Kochavi, suspected of murdering his wife, fit to stand trial and extended his remand by five days. In the Wednesday morning incident, Kochavi, 76, apparently became furious after his wife Hadassah, 70, refused to give him the money for a carer to see to his needs, and slammed a hammer into his wife's head several times while she lay in bed in their Rehovot home. Kochavi reenacted the attack for police officers, telling them that he wanted to "get rid of his wife" for some time after relations between them turned sour.


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