Court denies Bennet, Molrova murder accomplice's appeal

January 4, 2012 12:39
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The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to deny the appeal of a woman convicted of helping serial killer Adwan Farhan murder Dana Bennet and Sylvia Molrova in 2003.

The woman, identified only as Y.,  was 15 years old when her boyfriend, Farhan, murdered the two women. In 2010, she agreed to admit the charges against her in a plea bargain, which did not include any deal with regard to punishment.

When the Nazareth District Court sentenced her to 14 years in prison, Y. appealed, arguing that the sentence was too harsh and not in line with the plea bargain she struck with the state.

Y. was convicted of being present and actively help Farhan murder Molrova, a Czech tourist, on July 5, 2003. Farhan offered Molrova a lift home. On the way, he picked up Y. and drove to Nahal Tzalmon where he choked her with a cable. Y. suggested making certain Molrova was dead by drowning her in the stream and helped weigh her down with rocks.

A month later, on August 1, 2003, Farhan murdered 18-year-old American-Israeli Dana Bennet, whom he and Y. met in Tiberias. Y. persuaded Bennet to get into their car, where Farhan told her he was a hostel owner looking for staff and offered her a job. Farhan drove Bennet to a secluded road and beat her to death as Y. watched.

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