Man stabs wife to death, attempts suicide

Neighbors heard the cries of the couple’s seven-year-old daughter and summoned emergency services to their apartment.

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July 15, 2012 03:32
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A man allegedly stabbed his wife to death and tried to put an end to his own life in Lod on Friday night.

Neighbors heard the cries of the couple’s seven-year-old daughter and summoned emergency services to their apartment. Police say the girl witnessed the attack.

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Officer burst into the home and found Snait Ajenfa, 42, with multiple stab wounds to the chest, as her husband, 37, stood nearby with a knife in hand.

Officers said the suspect, who had multiple self-inflicted stab wounds to his stomach, became violent, prompting them to fire a stun gun at him. The non-lethal weapon subdued the man, allowing Magen David Adom paramedics to tend to his wife.

“There was a need to gain control of him,” Shfela region police spokeswoman Ch.-Supt. Leah Zohar said.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate Snait Ajenfa, but eventually pronounced her dead.

The murder suspect was rushed to the Assaf Harofe Medical Center in Tzrifin in serious condition. He was being cared for in intensive care under police watch.

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“This was an unmarried couple,” Lod police chief Dep.-Cmdr. Doron Turjeman said.

“We understand they also had a son who was killed in February in the course of his military service,” Turjeman added.

Separately on Friday night, a 20-year-old was stabbed and seriously wounded during a brawl between young men in Ashdod.

Police say the fight broke out on the beach promenade.

The victim was rushed to the hospital and was in intensive care.

One suspect was arrested.

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