Kiryat Yovel couple charged with causing baby's death

September 18, 2011 14:41


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The Jerusalem District Attorney's Office filed an indictment on Sunday charging a Kiryat Yovel couple with causing the death by negligence of an 23 month old baby last November.

The toddler died from severe head injuries caused by a 60 kilogram steel door that fell on him moments after his mother took him out of his stroller in the stairwell of their apartment block.

According to the indictment, filed at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, the door belonged to a neighboring couple, Carla and Gavriel Levy, who had left it leaning against a wall in the stairwell last August.

The Levys later claimed they intended to move the door but failed to do so even after the baby's father had requested they remove it from the stairwell.

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