Supreme Court won't retry Daphna Carmon's killers

August 31, 2011 16:47


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The Supreme Court rejected an appeal on Wednesday by three men convicted of raping and murdering a 19 year old soldier.

Brothers Kamal and Mohammed Sabihi were found guilty of abduction, rape and murder of Carmon, a 19 year old IDF soldier, in 1987. The two were sentenced to two consecutive life terms.

Carmon was reported missing on June 11, 1982. Three weeks later, her remains were discovered near the Osafia Junction. She had been brutally raped, then murdered. Police had no leads on the case until three years after the murder, a man named Ahmed Kuzil, later convicted for another murder, offered to give information about Carmon's killers in return for turning state witness.

This is the fourth time the Supreme Court has rejected appeals by the brothers against their conviction. They appealed against their conviction in 1987, 1999 and 2009, each time claiming police had forced them to confess and to reenact the crime.

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