Baby in crib 521.
(photo credit: MCT)
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.
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
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
In a previous hearing the court emphasized the possibility
that the suspect’s conduct toward the baby was negligent rather than
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.