25-year-old retarded man murders his grandmother

By REBECCA ANNA STOIL
September 28, 2006 19:49
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Lod police frequently are called to the scene of tragedies, but the picture that greeted them when they were called to a local apartment Thursday afternoon was exceptional: a 25-year-old retarded man had brutally attacked his grandparents, murdering his grandmother. Police were called to the scene by MDA, who responded to an emergency call from an unclear source. Upon arriving, they found the suspect, who lives with his grandparents, in the apartment, sitting in shock. The suspect admitted to the murder but was, according to police, confused. "He couldn't tell us himself why he did it," said one senior police officer who was on the scene. The initial investigation indicated that the man took a kitchen knife and attacked the grandmother after the two had an argument during lunch. The grandmother suffered multiple stab wounds to her upper body, and was pronounced dead on the scene. The grandfather apparently attempted to defend his wife, and in doing so, suffered a stab wound to his forehead. MDA teams took him to nearby Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, where he was hospitalized in good condition. The man, whose parents live one floor above the grandparents, has no prior police record or history of violent acts. He was arrested and questioned initially by police, who said that they would have to involve mental health specialists in the questioning. While in custody, police said, the man will also probably undergo a psychiatric evaluation in order to determine fitness to stand trial.

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