House arrest for man suspected of shaking baby

Kiryat Gat Magistrate’s Court ruled to release uncle suspected of shaking baby niece to house arrest.

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April 2, 2012 04:16
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The Kiryat Gat Magistrate’s Court ruled on Sunday to release a man suspected of shaking his five-month-old niece to house arrest until next Friday.

The court allowed the 24-year-old Ashkelon man to be released from custody on the condition that he remain under house arrest outside Ashkelon. The suspect is also forbidden from contacting anyone else connected with the matter for 15 days.

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The arrangement was made following an agreement between police and the suspect’s lawyer, Sharon Miller.

The court ordered the suspect to pay a NIS 10,000 bail bond and ordered his guarantor to pay a further bail bond of NIS 7,000.

In a previous hearing the court emphasized the possibility that the suspect’s conduct toward the baby was negligent rather than deliberately violent.

The suspect was arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of shaking his niece. The baby was hospitalized in serious condition at the Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba.

Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.

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