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The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Sunday extended for the fourth time the
remand of Igor Shirokich, who was arrested at the beginning of the month on
suspicion of killing his girlfriend, Marina Figorov.
Judge Michal Barak
Nevo extended Shirokich’s detention for another week after police asked for more
time to continue the investigation.
Police discovered Figorov’s body in
sand dunes near Rishon Lezion three months ago. Full details of the alleged
murder have not been released, but police suspect Shirokich, 36, of causing her
death on August 5. A married man from Jaffa, he was allegedly involved in an
extramarital affair with Figorov, and the pair might have argued, police
Shirokich has denied any involvement with Figorov’s death. He
has told police he saw Figorov in her house with two unknown men on the
afternoon of the killing, but went home when she asked him to leave. Shirokich
claims to have spent the next day with his family before driving to the
Superland amusement park in Rishon Lezion, where he believed Figorov would
In court on Sunday, Shirokich’s defense attorney, Yaakov Shklar,
objected to the extended remand, and said police had failed to explain to his
client why they thought he was involved.
However, Barak Nevo said that
the “evidentiary basis [for Shirokich’s involvement] is growing” and that the
police are “working diligently to examine each piece of information to see if it
reinforces or weakens that suspicion.”