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Jamil Ades, one of three men charged for the August 2009 killing of Arik Karp at Tel Baruch beach, said that he was sorry for his actions and begged the victim's family for forgiveness on Wednesday.
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Ades, 25, made the comments prior to entering Tel Aviv District Court where he was scheduled to testify in the murder trial against him.
Karp's widow Sarah refused to forgive Ades, stating that he and his accomplices killed her husband in cold blood.
Jamil Ades as well as his brother Abed and a 17-year-old minor are currently on trial for Karp's murder.
According to the indictments, the 3 suspects from Jaljulya met up at Tel
Baruch beach at 11 p.m. on Friday evening, August 14. They sat on the
beach and began drinking alcohol.
Karp, together with his wife, Sarah and his daughter, Anataliya, arrived
at the beach at about the same time and sat down on a bench.
The minor left the group and walked off alone. He ran into the Karp
family and started baiting them by asking the father to fix him up with
one of the women.
The family started to move away, but the minor called and asked Jamil
and Abed Ades to come quickly. They arrived almost immediately: one
grabbed Sarah Karp and threw her down on the sidewalk while the other
seized Anataliya. Both women managed to run away and the assailants
turned their attention to Karp, "attacking him together by kicking and
beating him severely all over his body.
They rained down a series of hard punches on his face, head and upper
body and forcefully kicked him in his head and ribs. Even after Karp was
lying on the ground, they continued to attack him and did not heed his
pleas to stop."