Haifa couple suspected of throwing son from window

14-year-old in moderate condition in hospital; parents arrested for allegedly pushing him out third-story window.

July 6, 2011 10:17
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The parents of a 14-year-old Haifa boy were arrested on Wednesday morning on suspicion that they threw their son from a third-story window.

The boy was admitted to Haifa's Rambam Hospital in moderate condition with wounds consistent with a fall from an elevated height.

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The couple's eight children were put in the care of social services.

Social service workers reported previously having been acquainted with the parents suspected of the crime.

Police were investigating the circumstances of the incident.

The boy's mother was remanded to stay in custody until Friday, while the father's detention was extended until Sunday.

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