An additional suspect in the Bar Noar murder was released on 14 days house arrest on Tuesday, two days after suspect Tarlan Hankishayev was released from custody due to what the court said was a shortage of evidence against him.
The second suspect, who cannot be named because he was a minor at the time of the August 1, 2009 murder of two people at the LGBT youth center, is also not allowed to speak to the other suspects for 30 days, or give any interviews to the press for 11 days.
The second suspect is the younger relative of alleged trigger man Hagai Felician, who police say carried out the shooting to avenge the sexual assault of the younger relative by the manager of the Bar Noar, Shaul Ganon.
On Sunday, Judge Ido Duriyan said of the unnamed suspect that “there is not enough evidence that suspect two was involved in the murder,” but decided to keep him in custody for another 48 hours, because of allegations that he tried to order a pistol from the state witness in order to settle an account with a criminal rival.
The relative could still face charges in that case.