Police: Oshrenko family murder suspect knew what he was doing

Police to channel 2 Osh

November 2, 2009 14:11


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Israel police announced Monday afternoon that Demian Olegovich Kirilik, 39, of Rishon Lezion, had been arrested on suspicion of murdering the Oshanko family and had confessed of the crime. The six family members were murdered in one of the worst multiple-homicides of Israel's history. Kirilik's attorney alleged Monday on Channel 2 that the accused spent four days with arms and legs tied to a bed while in custody. Police Chief Superintendent Eli Asayag said inquiry of such an allegation would have to be directed to the prison services. Asayag also told Channel 2 that Kirilik "knew what he was doing." He added that Kirilik's wife was involved in some way before, during and after the murders and that robbery may have been the initial motivation. During a reenactment of the crime, according to Asayag, Kirilik stopped by the crib of one of the murdered baby and asked the infant for forgiveness.

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