Israel Prison Service officer confesses to brutal slaying of wife; says he thought she was unfaithful
Published: 05.24.12, 17:20 / Israel News
Beersheba was reeling Thursday from the gruesome murder
of Sarah Yassu, 37, who was beheaded by her husband overnight, as their three children were sleeping in the next room.
Hanoch Yassu, 41, an Israel Prison Service officer, confessed to the
act and led the police to the site where he buried his wife's head. He
told the investigators he suspected that his wife was cheating on him.
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According to available details, the Yassu called the police after the
act, saying that he and his wife had attempted suicide. Police and
emergency services scrambled to the scene found the woman's headless
body, but no sign of Yassu himself.
He was found drunk near the detention facility where he works a short time later.
Crime scene investigators spent the morning collecting forensic
evidence at the scene. The knife believed to have been used in the
murder was found in the house.
The police intend to ask the Beersheba Magistrate's Court to
remand Yassu pending the conclusion of the legal proceedings against
of family members and friends arrived and Sarah Yassu's parents' home
Thursday. Her brother, a social worker with the City, was asked to break
the devastating news to the couple's children.
One family member told Ynet that "There were no warning signs whatsoever."
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