Karlik to be sentenced for murder of Oshrenko family

December 27, 2011 09:33


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The Central District Court in Petah Tikva is expected to pass sentence on Tuesday morning on Damian Karlik, the man convicted of murdering six members of the Oshrenko family in their Rishon Lezion apartment.

In November, 39-year-old Karlik was found guilty of the October 2009 murders of Ludmilla and Edward Oshrenko, both 56, their son Dmitry and his wife Tatiana, 32 and 28, and their children Revital, three, and Nataniel, three months old.

According to the indictment, the motive for the massacre had been Karlik's increased hatred of the Oshrenkos, after they fired him from a waitstaff job at their Rishon Lezion family-owned restaurant, the Premier, in 2008.

Earlier this month, the court heard sentencing arguments from both the prosecution and defense. State prosecutors requested that Karlik be sentenced to six life sentences, one for each murdered member of the Oshrenko family.

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