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

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

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.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 15, 2018
Blast near educational center in Afghan capital

By REUTERS