Two sentenced to life in prison for killing teen

After acquittal is overturned, underworld figures given long sentence and compensation for murder of Shaked Shalhov, then 16, in 2003.

Shaked Shalhov 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Shaked Shalhov 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The Beersheba District Court sentenced two men convicted of the 2003 murder of 16-year-old Shaked Shalhov to a life sentence plus an additional 15 years in prison, on Tuesday.
The two, Meir Jano and Yisrael Ganon were also ordered to pay her family NIS 258,000 in compensation.
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The men’s lawyers said they planned to appeal.
Shalhov, then 16, was killed in Ashkelon on the night of July 20, 2003, when the car she was riding in was sprayed with machine gun bullets.
Zano and Ganon were tried in Beersheba District Court and acquitted on April 30, 2009, after a trial that was prolonged
for several years due to a complication stemming from a case law precedent.
In December, the prosecution appealed the acquittal to the Supreme Court, which reversed the lower court ruling. The panel of justices who made the decision consisted of presiding justice Edmond Levi and justices Salim Joubran and Isaac Amit.

Dan Izenberg contributed to this report.