Suspect in Bar Noar shooting 370.
(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
The younger brother of Bar Noar gay teen center murder suspect Hagai Felician
was the male relative whose sexual assault was the motive for the August 2009
double murder, the Tel Aviv District Court cleared for publication on Tuesday
Younger brother Benny Felician, then a teenager, was indicted
earlier this year on charges of trying to obtain an illegal firearm from the man
who became the state’s witness in the case – himself a relative of one of the
three men arrested, Tarlan Hankishayev.
Benny was arrested along with
Hagai and Hankishayev in June, a few months after an inmate came forward and
told police that he knew who had carried out the murders.
murder charges against Benny Felician and Hankishayev were dropped, and Hagai
Felician was the only one indicted for the killings.
according to police, was Hagai’s desire to avenge Benny’s alleged sexual assault
at the hands of Shaul Gonen, then the manager of the gay teen
From the beginning, Benny denied he had ever been sexually
assaulted and repeatedly asked the court to clear his name for
Hagai’s older brother, was arrested in July on suspicion of
raping a female attorney
who had come to him to try and work on the Bar Noar
case. Those charges have since been dropped.