police car 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Four children became orphans in Beersheba on Sunday when their father allegedly
stabbed and killed their mother before seemingly plunging to his own death from
a fourth-floor apartment.
The couple had been divorced, and the murder
suspect has a previous conviction of domestic violence for which he served a 20-
month prison sentence.
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Emergency services were called out to the
Beersheba address shortly before midday by neighbors.
Magen David Adom
paramedics found the body of 45-year-old Zakai Hizgilov on the sidewalk beneath
Hizgilov was rushed to the city’s Soroka University
Hospital but doctors there declared him dead on arrival.
discovered the lifeless body of Ludmila Azrov, 41, in her home. She had died as
a result of multiple stab wounds, they said.
Police officers declared the
area a homicide and suicide scene.
Hizgilov had been permitted by a court
to visit his four children, aged six, nine, 15 and 22 on a regular basis in the
presence of his ex-wife.
The Beersheba Municipality said the family was
under the care of social services. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Welfare and
Social Services, however, was unable to confirm this.
She added that the
children are with their maternal grandmother and are being visited by social
Ruth Eglash contributed to this report.