Court extends remand of hit-and-run suspect

Police asked to hold Shushan Baraby for 11 days, but court grants only 6 days; attorney says Baraby willing to submit to DNA test.

August 31, 2012 02:52
Shushan Baraby, suspected of hit-and-run in court

Shushan Baraby in court 370. (photo credit: Ben Hartman)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court on Thursday extended the remand of hit-and- run suspect Shushan Baraby an additional six days until September 4.

Baraby has denied he was involved in the accident or even at the scene of the crime.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

He has been in police custody for 10 days already. The police asked to hold Baraby for an additional 11 days pending completion of the investigation.

During the hearing, Baraby’s defense attorney seemed to undermine the police’s case when the police admitted that they don’t have an expert report linking Baraby to the scene or proof that Baraby had run a red light.

Baraby’s defense attorney also highlighted his willingness to submit to DNA testing, something one would not expect if he had something to hide.

Baraby is suspected in a hit-and- run that left three women dead in Netanya on August 17.

Police had launched a hunt for Baraby, suspecting him of plowing through a crosswalk in Netanya, killing Svetlana Yigudiyev, 56, and daughter Shoshana Yigudiyev, 25, both from Dimona, and Svetlana’s cousin Alexandra Rubinov, 67, of Netanya.

Baraby is also suspected of drug possession and obstruction of justice.

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night