A Holon man was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment Tuesday for the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old outside a nightclub in Tel Aviv in 2010.
The Tel Aviv Regional Court accepted a plea bargain under which Netanel Biton, 19, was convicted of manslaughter (rather than murder), and his friend Mike (Moshe) Gigi, also 19, of aiding in the killing of Laurence Amsis. Gigi was sentenced to four years.
Amsis, from Jaffa, was stabbed after he intervened in a quarrel at the Terminal Bar in Tel Aviv in December 2010. Outside the club he was attacked by a group of men, including Biton and Gigi. Security camera footage showed him being stabbed several times. He was taken to Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv, where he died of his injuries.
Amsis was a volunteer Scout leader and was working as a plumber to save money for university.
The court found that Biton and his friends stabbed the unarmed Amsis five times and fled the scene, leaving the seriously injured victim bleeding on the street.
Biton will pay the Amsis family 60,000 shekels and Gigi will pay 20,000 shekels in reparations.