After Roman Zadorov has twice been found guilty of murdering schoolgirl Tair Rada, on Monday, December 21, his case returned to the Supreme court. The session considered the appeal filed on behalf Sidorova his lawyers. They demanded to consider new evidence, talking about the innocence of their client.
Having taken into consideration new data provided by the defense, the court announced that it will announce its decision next Wednesday, December 23.
The murder of Tahir, perfect December 6, 2006, shocked the country, primarily because of what happened in school. It was perhaps the first in the history of Israel, the murder committed at school.
Body Tair with stab wounds was found in a school toilet. After a week on suspicion of murder was arrested on 29-year-old maintenance worker Roman Zadorov. A week later, media reported that Zadorov confessed to killing the girls. According to the confession, Zadorov, Tahir was killed because she insulted him in response to the refusal to give a cigarette.
But the next day Zadorov refused recognition, claiming that he didn’t kill the Tair, and the confession was made under strong pressure. The progress of the investigation and the trial, which lasted about three years, was widely covered by Israeli media.
14 September 2010 the court sentenced Roman Zadorov found guilty of the murder of Tair Rada, to life imprisonment. The 450-page text of the judge’s sentence said that throughout the trial Zadorov was lying. From the decision that, in its recognition and in conversations with «decoy» Zadorov called seven details of the murder that could only know the killer.
24 February 2014 the court during the appeal consideration on the verdict recognized Zadorov guilty.
Case Zadorov was accompanied by scandal. On November 27 the Comptroller General of the Prosecutor’s office Gila Gertel came to the conclusion that the Prosecutor’s office tried to intervene in the proceedings, forcing the Director of the Institute of forensic medicine of the hen Kugel to change his testimony in the case of the appointment of a forensic scientist Maya Forman-Reznik that could affect the case Zadorov.
The pathologist Maya Forman-Reznik acted as a defense expert in the case of Roman Zadorov. Judges authoring a verdict on the murder of Tahir, criticized the examination Forman-Reznik, questioning her competence. Later the Director of the Institute of forensic medicine Hyun Kugel defended Forman-Reznik, agreeing with her conclusions. On the testimony of Kugel, the Supreme court returned the case Zadorov for reconsideration in the district court of Nazareth, and ordered the Institute for forensic medicine to take Forman-Reznik to work.