A psychological evaluation of Aviad Moshe, the attempted murderer of his ex-wife, Shira Isakov, will be submitted to the High Court of Justice as part of a sentencing appeal.
The court decided on Monday to hear Moshe’s appeal against the severity of his punishment of 23 years in prison on its merits.
“The opinion that is the subject of the request will be submitted to us for review, and the decision on the request to accept new evidence will be given in a judgment,” the court wrote.
“The opinion that is the subject of the request will be submitted to us for review and the decision on the request to accept new evidence will be given in a judgment.”High Court of Justice
The request by Moshe to submit the “new evidence” of a psychological assessment follows his complaints that his mental state was not checked during the legal proceedings against him.
Why did Aviad Moshe try to kill Shira Isakov?
Moshe said he did not know what came over him, and that he “lost it” when he stabbed his then-wife, Isakov, 20 times with a kitchen knife and beat her with a rolling pin at their Mitzpe Ramon home. Moshe also abused the couple’s son, who was by Isakov’s side when the attack occurred.
The attempted murderer claimed that he was put into a state of mental instability by Isakov’s teasing and “verbal violence.”
Isakov testified against Moshe on Monday and said she and her son still suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder due to the ordeal.
Moshe was convicted in 2021 for attempted murder and child abuse. Last year, the Beersheba District Court sentenced Moshe to 23 years in prison. The prosecution had requested 24-27 years to set a precedent for domestic abuse cases.
Moshe was also ordered to pay Isakov NIS 258,000 in compensation.