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The Central District Attorney’s Office on Monday filed two indictments with the Central District Court against a woman and her brother-in-law for attempting nine times to murder the woman’s husband by poisoning him.
The woman, 31, whose name is under gag order and is referred to only as B.B. in the indictment against her, is a resident of Kalansuwa.
The brother-in-law, 36, whose name is also under gag order and is referred to only as A.A. in the indictment against him, is also a resident of Kalansuwa and was married to B.B.’s sister.
The allegations in the indictment state as follows:
B.B. married her husband, referred to only as the complainant in the indictment, in 2003 and divorced him on January 27, 2014.
However, as early as 2006, A.A. started a romance with B.B., and as early as 2012 A.A. conspired to fool B.B. into believing that he worked for the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) in order to convince her to undertake all sorts of criminal actions.
A.A. used all sorts of tricks, including fooling C.C., a work friend of B.B., into directly and indirectly (by using her cellphone text messages sometimes without her knowledge) assisting him in getting B.B. to comply with his criminal schemes.
Over the course of 2013, B.B. took NIS 360,000 of gold jewelry from her husband’s parents’ house, which they kept in a safe for her, and gave the items to A.A.
Next, on January 26, 2014, B.B. withdrew NIS 60,000 of the couple’s funds from Bank Hapoalim and gave the funds to A.A.
On an unknown date, B.B. gave A.A. NIS 5,000 which represented savings designated for her children.
Also, in 2013, A.A. provided B.B. with a disk to convince B.B. that her husband was having an affair.
Following that, in May 2013, A.A. on three occasions provided B.B. with poison to put in B.B’s husband’s food in order to kill him.
In December 2013, in nine separate incidents, B.B. tried to poison and murder her husband by inserting poison into his food.
B.B.’s husband was raced to the hospital on nine occasions due to the poison’s impact on his health, but he did not die.
After each incident, B.B. gave progress reports to A.A.
A.A. told B.B. to cover up the conspiracy by placing the poison in her husband’s food when they were eating at her husband’s parents’ house.
The prosecution requested that both A.A. and B.B. be held until the end of the proceedings.