Police arrest man suspected of murdering ex-wife in Netanya

Ex-husband reportedly stabbed victim to death in her home

October 11, 2018 20:45
Crime scene [illustrative]

Crime scene [illustrative]. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)


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Police on Thursday arrested 54-year-old Yitzhak Shafak on suspicion of murdering his ex-wife Aliza Shafak at her home in Netanya on Wednesday night.

Police arrested Yitzhak after conducting extensive searches for him after Aliza was found dead in her apartment on Emek Hefer Street where she lived with two of their children, both of whom were reportedly out at the time of the alleged murder.

Local media reported that Yitzhak is suspected of having stabbed Aliza all over her body, after which he went to the landlord who lives in the same building, asked him to convey his love to his children and fled.

In 2016, Yitzhak was reportedly convicted of assault against Aliza, but he was not sentenced to prison time.

The victim was laid to rest on Thursday.

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