Shushan Baraby in court 370.
(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
The Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court extended by a further six days the remand of
a suspect in the hit-and-run that took the lives of three Netanya women on
The suspect, Oren Hanunah, was already remanded by the court
for five days last week, and the court’s extension on Wednesday came as police
reportedly gathered more evidence to confirm that he was involved in the
accident and or assisted Shushan Baraby in his three-day flight from
Baraby is likely to face charges of manslaughter, fleeing the
scene of an accident, failure to give assistance to a wounded person, and
driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
It has been widely
reported this week that an indictment is likely to be presented against the
35-year-old Baraby by sometime next week, after police received witness
testimony that he was drinking before the accident, and was seen driving off in
the Audi sedan before the fatal accident took place.
After Baraby was
arrested following a three-day manhunt
, he refused to submit himself to a blood
test for alcohol and drugs.
On Wednesday, the Petah Tikvah Magistrate’s
Court released Yochai Glicksman – an employee of Baraby at his restaurant in
Netanya – to house arrest.
On the night of the accident Glicksman turned
himself into police and told investigators he was driving the Audi, before
He is currently suspected of obstruction of justice, and
police are working under the suspicion that he was threatened by Baraby to turn
himself in and take the fall for the accident.
Baraby continues to insist
that he was not driving the Audi, and has continued to call for police to find
On Tuesday, police and tax investigators issued a 30-day
closure warrant against the barbecue restaurant and convenience store that
Baraby owns near the site of the accident.