Homeless man beaten to death 'by drunken group'

Police suspect the victim was set upon by the suspects without any prior cause or provocation; incident occurred in Rishon Lezion's old industrial area.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 1, 2011 20:21
A Magen David Adom ambulance.

Magen David Adom ambulance 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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A homeless man was beaten to death in Rishon Lezion on Thursday night. Police arrested four suspects - two adults and two minors - on suspicion of launching a brutal drunken assault on the man as well as a second homeless man who was injured in the incident.

The murder victim has been named as Vladimir Sefivec, 47. Police suspect he was set upon by the suspects without any prior cause or provocation, and have described the incident as a shocking case of random alcohol-fueled violence.

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A Magen David Adom paramedics team that was dispatched at around 5:00 a.m. to the old industrial area in Rishon Lezion, where the men were found, confirmed the man's death on site, and rushed the second man to the Asaf Harofeh Medical Center in the city.

The Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court extended the suspects' custody by six days on Friday.

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