Remand extended for suspect in death of baby at Israeli preschool

Rescue services who rushed to the scene after the baby didn't wake up from her afternoon nap.

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May 24, 2018 13:16
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The Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court on Thursday extended the remand of one of three suspects questioned in connection with the death of a one-year-old girl at a preschool in Petah Tikva last week.

According to local reports, the staff tried to wake the baby from her afternoon nap and when she didn’t wake up, they called rescue services who rushed to the scene and tried to resuscitate her. The baby was evacuated to Schneider Children’s Medical Center where doctors pronounced her dead.

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Police arrested three members of staff from the preschool and released two of them under restrictive conditions, including five days of house arrest.

The court extended the remand of the third suspect by five days.

In a separate incident last week, a five-month-old boy was brought to Schneider Children’s Medical Center for medical tests where it was found he had a broken arm. The medical team reported its findings and police opened an investigation into the incident.

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