Murder scene 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy Rotternik Group)
One of the owners of the Asgard pub in downtown Jerusalem was found stabbed to
death on Wednesday afternoon just as the pub opened for the evening, police
He was discovered by a co-owner in his living area located on
the second floor of the bar around 2:30 p.m.
Paramedics discovered a
Some of the blood had already congealed by the time
paramedics arrived, leading them to believe the man could have been killed hours
before or even on Tuesday night.
Immanuel Stern, a Magen David Adom
paramedic who responded to the scene on Shlomzion Street, said the man was
unconscious and had stab wounds all over the upper half of his body. He also had
a deep gash in his leg. Paramedics pronounced him dead a few minutes
Police are checking all leads in connection with the
Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said they are not yet
sure whether the man died from stab wounds or another cause such as blunt
Police transferred his body to the the L. Greenberg
Institute of Forensic Medicine at Abu Kabir for further autopsy.
owners on the street suggested that the incident could have been a robbery that
turned deadly, as the bar sometimes has large amounts of money in the
This is the third murder in two days, following the killing of a
43-year-old woman in Eilat and an Eritrean woman in Petah Tikva. In both
instances, the women’s husbands are the prime suspects in the murder.