A 73-year old man died on Saturday after succumbing to stab wounds he received on Friday allegedly at the hands of his 22-year-old grandson in Rosh Ha'ayin. The 22-year-old's arrest was extended by four days on Saturday morning.
Upon arrival at the scene paramedics said they saw "a man in his seventies lying unconscious on the ground."
The police said that they arrested the 22-year-old after an initial report indicated him as the suspect.
A police investigation was opened into the incident which included looking into the mental stability of the young man as he allegedly stabbed his grandfather after being told off for touching a cat, Ynet reported. The suspect is known among welfare authorities as his parents passed away when he was young leading him to grow up with his grandparents.
"When we arrived at the scene we saw a man lying unconscious on the sidewalk with serious injuries to his body," said Magen David Adom paramedics Eyal Atiyah and Eitan Gavra, whom responded to the scene. The elderly man was brought to Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva in serious condition with multiple injuries to his body.
"We provided him with life-saving medical treatment which included stopping the bleeding, putting him under anesthesia, resuscitation and providing medication. We urgently brought him to the hospital where his condition was defined as severe. There he was intubated," they said in a statement.