Report: Dad in abused twins case released from reserve duty

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February 2, 2012 17:56

 
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The father of a baby boy who died of internal injuries was released from army reserve duty by a mental health IDF officer, Israel Radio reported on Thursday.

According to the report, the suspect also has a history of drug use.

The father, who cannot be named, is suspected by police of injuring the baby boy and his twin sister. The latter has largely recovered from her injuries.

A Tel Aviv magistrate's court extended the father's remand by five days on Wednesday, and accepted the police's argument that the injuries were not caused by a genetic disease, a virus, or a vaccination, but rather, through a physical act.

Both parents deny harming the twins.

The mother of the twins, who remains under house arrest, failed a lie detector test when asked critical questions about the case, the report added.

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