Mif’al Hapayis building 370.
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A woman arrested for attempting to poison her co-worker with mercury was merely
scattering a magic potion she was given by a rabbi in an attempt to patch things
up with her colleague, a lawyer for the woman said Monday.
London said that his client, a senior official at the Mif’al Hapayis national
lottery who had been feuding with the co-worker for some time, had visited a
rabbi who her family knows well. The rabbi gave her the substance and advised
her to spread it on the co-worker’s doorknob and office. The rabbi ensured the
woman that the liquid would clear the air between her and her office adversary,
and that peace would reign in the corridors of the Mif’al Hapayis building in
The Rishon Letzion Magistrate’s Court on Monday ordered the
woman’s remand to be extended until Monday night, at which point she will be
released. The case against her has not been closed, London said.
said that investigators were able to detect a small amount of mercury in the
liquid, but that it wasn’t enough to hurt anyone.
The defendant was
arrested on Sunday morning, the day after a security guard saw surveillance
camera footage of her walking around the building by herself at night and
throwing some sort of liquid on the co-worker’s door handle.
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