Youth charged with homicide for pushing friend off roof

July 3, 2011 23:04


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A sixteen-year-old youth was charged with homicide in the Central District Court in Petah Tikva on Sunday after pushing his friend from a school roof in Netanya.

In March last year, the youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and three friends climbed onto the seven-meter high roof of the Rashi school in Netanya.

Some of the boys, including the defendant, began to inhale gas from the compressor of an air conditioning unit using a drinking straw and a plastic bottle.

According to the court report, after inhaling the gas the accused and another boy stood about 40 centimeters from the edge of the roof. The two began to argue, during which the defendant pushed the boy who fell from the roof onto the schoolyard.

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