Mobster brothers get life sentence for murder of rival in hair salon

Mobster brothers get lif

November 30, 2009 16:06


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The Tel Aviv District Court on Monday sentenced underworld figures Rafi and Moshe Ohana to life in jail for their role in the murder of an alleged rival in Hod Hasharon in 2003. The heads of the Kfar Saba-based crime family were convicted in early November of hiring contract killer Yaron Sanker to murder Haim Shabi, who was shot dead in a Hod Hasharon hair salon in 2003. Sanker, who was convicted of the murder three years ago, was sentenced to two life sentences before he testified against the Ohana brothers and Sheetrit. The brothers were also convicted, along with accomplice Charlie Sheetrit, of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a crime. The court added an additional 20 years to Rafi Ohana's sentence, and an additional 10 years to Moshe's. Police said the murder was part of a wave of killings in the Israeli underworld at the time, and that the Ohana brothers sought vengeance for the death of their brother Hanina, who was killed in the driveway of his Ganei Hatikvah home six months earlier.

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