Ambulance at site of woman's death in Netanya 370.
(photo credit: A. Yaakov/News 24 )
One of two suspects in the murder of a Netanya woman found outside a local hotel
last week confessed and reenacted the crime for detectives on Tuesday, Sharon
subdistrict police said.
The suspect, Congo native Eritsia Akalsongo, is
a friend and the roommate of a foreign player for Maccabi Netanya FC, whose name
has been banned from publication.
The two men are both in jail on
suspicion of strangling 20-year-old Zehava Chikol, and throwing her body out an
eighth story window of the city’s Carmel Hotel.
Both men were arrested
last Wednesday night, and during their questioning, denied the charges, and
later began to implicate one another, according to investigators.
Tuesday night, the soccer player has not confessed to the killing, and police
said they are still investigating his involvement in the murder.
said that the first man’s confession is leading them to believe the motive was a
dispute over money.
Both men will be brought to court for their second
time on Wednesday afternoon, where police will seek an additional extension of
Initially, a judge ruled that the soccer player be released
on house arrest so that he could play in a Saturday night game. The decision
sparked a public outcry, and following an appeal by police the player’s remand