Anat Pliner 224.88.
(photo credit: Channel 10)
The State Attorney’s Office filed an appeal on Wednesday against the sentence
imposed on the minor convicted of murdering attorney Anat Pliner.
a real estate attorney, was brutally stabbed at the door of her Ramat Hasharon
home in 2006 by a 15-yearold.
Pliner’s killer was found guilty of murder
and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in July. The prosecution had requested
the maximum penalty for murder, life imprisonment.
The State Attorney’s
Office said on Wednesday that the 18-year sentence did not fit the severity of
the actions for which the defendant was convicted, and does not give proper
weight to the clear danger he poses.
According to the charge sheet, the
defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, decided to rob Pliner’s house
at knifepoint because he wanted cash. When Pliner opened the door, he told her
he was a neighbor, then demanded she hand over all her money.
screamed and he stabbed her twice in the stomach with a commando
Pliner’s daughter, 12, and son, 10, were in the house at the time
and witnessed the events.
The killer was arrested two years later, after
police linked him to the murder. A DNA sample taken after his arrest for a
different crime matched DNA found at the scene of the stabbing.
mother, Tehiyah Aharoni, has expressed outrage at the sentence and said the
court should have handed down a life sentence.