Man under arrest for killing his mother

Suspect in Rishon Lezion murder, a Russian native, has denied the suspicions during police questioning.

April 20, 2012 04:24
[illustrative photo]

Suspect in court judge handcuffs arrest hearing 311. (photo credit: Thinkstock/Imagebank)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A man from Rishon Lezion is in custody due to police suspicions that he killed his mother on Wednesday night.

The suspect, a Russian native, has denied the suspicions during police questioning.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

He contacted paramedics on Wednesday and requested that they go to his mother’s home, where her body was found with apparent choke marks. Police arrested him soon afterwards.

“The circumstances of this incident are not yet clear,” a police spokeswoman said. She declined to comment on whether the man had a history of mental health issues. It was also not immediately clear whether the man was an Israeli citizen.

The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court extended his custody by nine days.

Earlier this week, a second man was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his mother to death.

The suspect, Binyamin Davidi, 41, is undergoing psychiatric examinations to establish whether he is of sound mind.

The suspect’s attorney, Neil Simon, argued that police were wrong to believe that the killing was a premeditated murder, adding that the incident constituted manslaughter.

Police have refused to confirm reports that Davidi is a former drug addict.

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night