Murder-suicide suspected in Afula

Dog's barking alerted neighbors; wife had filed complaints against husband.

October 9, 2006 14:22
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The names of a couple found dead in their Afula apartment were released for publication on Monday evening. The bodies of Irena and Ya'akov Shteinman, aged 44 and 54, were taken to the Institute for Forensic Pathology at Abu Kabir for a post-mortem examination to try to determine the circumstances surrounding their deaths. What's new on Afula police suspected the case may have been a murder/suicide. Police on the scene, who were summoned by neighbors who were alerted by the couple's dog's incessant barking, reported signs of a struggle in the apartment. An initial investigation indicated that the husband shot his wife and then proceeded to kill himself. Apparently, the husband had been questioned in the past after his wife filed a complaint against him.

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