Trial begins for killers of Kristine Luken

By MELANIE LIDMAN
September 18, 2011 17:08

The trial began on Sunday for two of the main suspected terrorists responsible for murdering American Kristine Luken in a terror attack in December of last year while she was hiking in the Jerusalem forest with her friend Kay Wilson.

The attackers also attempted to kill Wilson, who barely managed to escape with her life.

Wilson’s testimony to the police after the attack provided enough information to break up a ring of 13 Palestinian terrorists responsible for two murders, two attempted murders, at least one rape, and a series of other violent crimes.

The two main suspects, Ayad Fasafa and Kafah Animat, both from villages around Hebron, were arrested less than 48 hours after the attack and confessed to the crime. Forensic evidence, including a small penknife that Wilson used to stab one of her attackers, also implicated the men in the crime.


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