A man who as a teenager carried out a random murder of a Herzliya cab driver was released from prison on Wednesday over two decades after he took part in a killing that shocked the nation.
Arbel Aloni, now 35-years-old, walked out of Rimonim Prison on Wednesday a free man, after serving 16 years for the 1994 murder of cab driver Derek Roth and 5 years for the armed robbery of a kiosk he and his accomplice in the murder, Moshe Ben-Ivgi, carried out while on a furlough in 1998. Aloni also served an additional six months for credit card fraud.
On January 9th, 1994, Aloni and Ben-Ivgi – then both only 14 – hailed a cab in Herzliya Pituah near the hotels on the seaside. Shortly after entering Derek Roth’s cab they shot him several times in the back, before fleeing the scene. To this day it has not been determined which of the two pulled the trigger of the revolver.