Netanya Murder 311.
(photo credit: Channel 10)
The Netanya man suspected of stabbing his three children to death has been ruled
mentally fit for incarceration, and will soon be moved from a mental hospital to
The Ramle Magistrate’s Court issued the ruling on Wednesday
morning, after a psychiatrist who had examined Itai Ben-Dror, 38, ruled that he
was fit for incarceration. The court has still not ruled whether Ben-Dror is fit
to stand trial.
At Ben-Dror’s remand extension hearing on Sunday, his
attorney, Ran Alon, argued that his client was insane at the time of the
murders, mentioning Ben-Dror’s discharge a month and a half ago from a
psychiatric hospital after a stay of several months, his six recent suicide
attempts, and Ben-Dror’s claim that he had heard voices telling him to kill his
children and advising him how to carry out the murders.
In addition, Alon
said the very nature of the crime itself indicated that the suspect is probably
“I think that the action itself cries out to the heavens that
this man is in need of a psychiatric examination,” Alon said on
Prisons Service officials have said that they plan to keep
Ben-Dror under 24-hour surveillance and in solitary confinement.
is accused of stabbing his three children – Omer, 10, Roni, 8 and Or, 5 – to
death in his Netanya home on Saturday.