Suspect in fatal 2008 hit-and-run denies guilt: 'It's a Peter Pan story'

Shalom Yemini, accused of killing Meital Aharonson in TA accident, tells victim's mother "I didn't do anything to your daughter."

September 6, 2009 12:41
Suspect in fatal 2008 hit-and-run denies guilt: 'It's a Peter Pan story'

Meital Aharonson 224.88. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Shalom Yemini, one of two men suspected of killing Meital Aharonson in an October 2008 hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv, on Sunday denied driving the car which killed the 27-year-old. "I didn't do anything to your daughter," Yemini told Aharonson's mother, Liora, during her testimony at the Tel Aviv District Court. "I took a polygraph test so you'd know that I didn't drive [the car]." Yemini told the court that the night of the accident, him and Shai Simon, who is also suspected in the hit-and-run, were drunk and on the way to get pizza when the accident happened. "We drank alcohol, and because of that I don't understand what happened in this whole crazy story," he went on, adding that despite his initial testimony, he had never driven the jeep in question. "No one swapped seats… it's a Peter Pan story… I was high." Two months ago, the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court refused to authorize a revised indictment against two men, to state that it was Simon who drove the car when it struck Aharonson, after initially stating it had been Yemini.

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