Court throws out charges in attempted murder case, slams police tactics

A three judge panel of the Jerusalem District Court made a dramatic decision acquitting Solomon Radai of attempted murder and arson in a case which was announced with fanfare as a coup for the police and an open and shut case in September.

A remaining charge accusing Radai of murdering his wife in 2003 has not yet been thrown out, but even that charge may very well be vulnerable with the court blasting the police and its undercover operative for aggressively egging Radai on to some of the crimes.

The court said that, “the initiative and activism of the police in exploiting the fragile mental state of the accused after he was detained, exacerbates the tampering” with his actions “sufficiently to annul the accusations” regarding arson and attempted murder of a man designated by the police’s undercover operative.


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