Suspect in Kfar Saba retirement home murder remanded

October 9, 2011 17:28


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The Kfar Saba Magistrates' court ruled on Sunday to extend the remand of a man arrested on suspicion of murdering a patient at a Kfar Saba retirement home.

Police suspect that Ranel Amor, a Filipino native, strangled Shula Goldbard, an 82-year-old resident of the Mediterranean Towers retirement home to death on September 22nd, before jumping off a roof.

Amor had been in a coma after being seriously injured in the jump, but police had arrested him when he started to regain consciousness on Saturday.

Police representative Ilana Kosinovsky said there was evidence linking Amor to the crime and that a police investigator had been with Amor since he regained consciousness on Saturday.

However, Amor's attorney slammed the police's decision to arrest Amor, who he says has not yet fully regained consciousness.

In extending Amor's remand for three days, Judge Dana Marshak Marom ruled that should Amor's condition permit it, Amor's defense lawyers may ask the court to convene a rehearing in Amor's presence.

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