US kindergarten teacher slain in TA

An American kindergarten teacher who taught at the American International School in Kfar Shmaryahu was found murdered Friday in Tel Aviv, in a criminally-motivated attack, police said Monday. The body of Carlos Murrieta, 53, was discovered early Friday morning in a garage depot in the city. Murrieta had taught at the school for the last seven years, said school superintendent Marsha Aaronson. The badly-bruised body was found by a passer-by at about 8 a.m., and was sent to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute for an autopsy. The assailants remain at large. Murrieta's body will be flown back to the US for burial.