A man was sentenced Sunday to 16 years in prison for the September death of an assistant military attache at the Peruvian Embassy in Tel Aviv. The diplomat, Rodrigo Castillo Cordova, had shared an apartment in Ramle with his killer, Segundo Florinda Levy Vargas.
The charge was reduced under a plea bargain from murder to manslaughter.
Levy Vargas, who was 24 at the time of the attack, suspected Cordova, 45, of having a sexual affair with Vargas’s girlfriend. On September 18, Vargas, a martial artist, attacked Cordova, striking him repeatedly in the head and neck and killing him.