Indictment against hit-and-run likely

Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court extended remand by six days of suspect in the hit-and-run that killed 3 Netanya women.

Shushan Baraby in court 370 (photo credit: Ben Hartman)
Shushan Baraby in court 370
(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
The Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court extended by a further six days the remand of a suspect in the hit-and-run that took the lives of three Netanya women on August 17.
The suspect, Oren Hanunah, was already remanded by the court for five days last week, and the court’s extension on Wednesday came as police reportedly gathered more evidence to confirm that he was involved in the accident and or assisted Shushan Baraby in his three-day flight from police.
Baraby is likely to face charges of manslaughter, fleeing the scene of an accident, failure to give assistance to a wounded person, and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
It has been widely reported this week that an indictment is likely to be presented against the 35-year-old Baraby by sometime next week, after police received witness testimony that he was drinking before the accident, and was seen driving off in the Audi sedan before the fatal accident took place.
After Baraby was arrested following a three-day manhunt, he refused to submit himself to a blood test for alcohol and drugs.
On Wednesday, the Petah Tikvah Magistrate’s Court released Yochai Glicksman – an employee of Baraby at his restaurant in Netanya – to house arrest.
On the night of the accident Glicksman turned himself into police and told investigators he was driving the Audi, before recanting.
He is currently suspected of obstruction of justice, and police are working under the suspicion that he was threatened by Baraby to turn himself in and take the fall for the accident.
Baraby continues to insist that he was not driving the Audi, and has continued to call for police to find the driver.
On Tuesday, police and tax investigators issued a 30-day closure warrant against the barbecue restaurant and convenience store that Baraby owns near the site of the accident.