Hit-and-run suspect faces harsher charge after victim dies

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May 17, 2012 16:08

 
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A 23-year-old man indicted after a Haifa hit-and-run accident is to face additional charges after one of the victims died, the Haifa District Attorney announced on Thursday.

Moran Maron was originally charged earlier this month with abandoning an injured person and disrupting the investigation regarding the accident, in which an elderly woman and her daughter were injured.

The amended indictment charges Maron of causing death by negligence, which attracts a maximum three year prison term.

In a request to the court to add the new charge on Thursday, deputy Haifa district attorney Eran Bar On said that one of the two victims, 83-year-old Faina Feinzilberg, had died from her injuries in Haifa's Rambam hospital on Wednesday. Since the accident, Feinzilberg had been kept under deep sedation and was on a respirator, Bar On said.

The accident, which happened last month in central Haifa, caused shock particularly after Haifa police revealed the perpetrators had removed the license plates from their car in order to make it difficult to locate them.

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