Man charged with homicide of spouse in Jerusalem suburb

Jerusalem prosecutors on Tuesday charged 34-year-old Eliran Malul with homicide underneath aggravated circumstances within the loss of life of his spouse, 32-year-old Michal Sela final month.

The cost sheet accused Malul of stabbing his spouse 11 occasions in her higher physique of their dwelling in Motza. It stated Malul acted “with explicit cruelty in assaulting [Sela] within the presence of their child daughter, injuring her within the head, dragging her and stabbing her in lots of areas of her higher physique, as she tried to defend herself with the final of her power.”


Officers stated the couple had skilled rigidity of their relationship, with Malul exhibiting jealousy and demanding that his spouse lower ties with companions and buddies from her previous. She had on a number of events mentioned the opportunity of leaving him with household and buddies.

On the evening of the homicide, October three, at round 1 a.m., Malul was accused of putting his spouse on the pinnacle whereas she was of their daughter’s bed room. He then allegedly took a knife from the kitchen, dragged her out of the room and stabbed her repeatedly. She died shortly afterwards as a result of lack of blood.


Prosecutors stated Malul “lower quick the lifetime of a younger, promising girl in her dwelling, the place the place she ought to have been protected and protected… In his actions he left behind a bruised and wounded household that should deal every day with the repercussions of his horrible deed.”

After killing his spouse, Malul apparently tried to kill himself, severely injuring himself earlier than heading over to the neighbors with the couple’s eight-month-old daughter to ask them to handle her. The neighbors then known as emergency providers.

He was taken to a hospital and was questioned by investigators whereas recovering from his accidents, although he was reported to have refused to cooperate.


Sela had labored as a social employee with at-risk youth in Jerusalem and it’s thought she met her husband by way of that work.

Michal Sela, husband Eliran Malul and their child, in a photograph uploaded September 30, 2019 (Fb)


Sela was the twelfth girl killed in Israel in 2019 in a home violence-related incident. Two extra ladies have been murdered since her loss of life.

Final 12 months, 25 ladies in Israel had been murdered in such incidents, the very best quantity in years, prompting a string of protests and pressing requires authorities to take motion in opposition to the rising incidence of violence in opposition to ladies in Israel. A lot of these ladies filed police complaints previous to their deaths out of concern for his or her security.


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