Beersheba stabbing suspect claims murder was self-defense

The teenager suspected of murdering 16-year-old Phillip Gellar in Beersheba had his remand extended by five days Thursday, Army Radio reported. Geller was killed last Saturday after the suspect stabbed him a number of times during a brawl in the upscale Ramot neighborhood of Beersheba.
The unidentified suspect has claimed that he stabbed Geller in self-defense.
Investigators have said that the suspect had sought revenge against Geller over an unresolved conflict between them.