Thursday, February 18, the Supreme court acquitted the former officer of the border police (MAGAN) of the ner Samaha, who was previously found guilty of the manslaughter of his neighbour at kibbutz Zikim. Sameh was acquitted for failure to prove the charges.
The court accepted the version according to which it is impossible to prove that the convicted person did not act in self-defense.
In 2009 NIR Somekh was accused of having killed Ben tal, who came to the kibbutz Zikim for a meeting with the wife of Sameha, which for many years was hopelessly in love.
The court later sentenced Samaha to 13 years imprisonment for manslaughter.
In the appeal prepared by attorneys Yair Golan and AVI Hymie was claimed that tal Ben chased Someh spouses and even threatened them. On his last visit to kibbutz Zikim, he was killed by the Research Samakhom once attacked him with a tire iron. The lawyers argue that their client shot in self-defense.
The lawyers argued that at sentencing the district court of be’er Sheva was testimony by a witness who watched from a distance. In addition, the events unfolded so quickly that the witness did not have time to understand what happened.