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Woman in her 40s arrested on beach south of Tel Aviv after allegedly throwing her four-year-old child into water. Suicide note found in her purse
Latest Update: 08.29.08, 13:35 / Israel News
Tragedy on Bat Yam beach: A 42-year-old woman from Rishon Lezion is suspected of throwing her four-year-old son into the sea and drowning him.
A Magen David Adom doctor dispatched to the area Thursday night proclaimed the child dead. The police said that the woman’s husband, who said she suffers from mental problems, reported that she went missing in the evening hours.
In her interrogation, the woman said she had planned to drown her son several days ago because he was “a burden”.
The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court extended her remand by 10 days.
The woman’s lawyer, Attorney Tali Gotliv, told Ynet that “the suspect is mentally ill and believed that the solution for the child’s problems was to cause his death, by committing suicide together.”….(Full Story)