Police in Hod Hasharon 311.
(photo credit: Zaka / Anshil Za'ak)
An indictment has been filed in the Central District Court accusing a
24-year-old man of murdering Rodrigo Castillo Cordova, an employee of the
Embassy of Peru, the Justice Ministry announced on Sunday.
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Florinda Levy Vargas is accused of beating to death 45-year-old Castillo, who
had worked as an assistant to the military attache at the Embassy of Peru in Tel
According to the indictment, Vargas planned to kill Cordova, with
whom he shared an apartment in Ramle, after suspecting the Peruvian had begun to
have sexual relations with Vargas’s 20-year-old girlfriend.
18, Vargas, allegedly a skilled martial arts practitioner and member of the Wing
Chun martial arts organization, is charged to have launched a physical assault
on the Peruvian.
Using his martial arts skills, Vargas allegedly struck
Cordova repeatedly, causing severe injuries to his head and neck.
indictment also charges Vargas with tampering with evidence in order to hamper
any criminal investigation.
Vargas put on gloves and cleaned up the crime
scene as Cordova’s body lay bleeding on the floor, according to the
He then allegedly changed his clothes, showered, covered his
head and left the apartment with the clothes he had worn during the murder,
which he disposed of in a nearby garbage can.
Vargas, who has been
remanded in custody in the light of alleged evidence against him, is to be
brought before an arraignment hearing in the Central District Court on October