Beersheba stabbing suspect claims murder was self-defense

June 9, 2011 17:17


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The teenager suspected of murdering 16-year-old Phillip Gellar in Beersheba had his remand extended by five days Thursday, Army Radio reported. Geller was killed last Saturday after the suspect stabbed him a number of times during a brawl in the upscale Ramot neighborhood of Beersheba.

The unidentified suspect has claimed that he stabbed Geller in self-defense.

Investigators have said that the suspect had sought revenge against Geller over an unresolved conflict between them.

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