Teen Suspect’s Attorneys Hail ‘Dramatic Developments’

Attorney Adi Keidar. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90/File)

An Israel court has acceded to a police request for a four-day extension on the remand of the prime suspect in the killing of a Palestinian woman in October in order to allow time to complete the investigation.

State prosecutors told the court last week that they intend to indict the Jewish teen for manslaughter in the death of the 47-year-old mother of eight. The maximum sentence is 20 years in prison.

However, attorney Adi Keidar of the Honenu organization, which represents the minor, was quoted by Arutz Sheva as saying that there was reason to be hopeful about the fate of the youth:

“Following a dramatic development that began at the end of last week, we raised a number of complaints against the State Prosecutor’s Office and the police, and we are very pleased that the findings we provided to the State Prosecutor’s Office will lead to a positive outcome,” he said.