Haifa stab victim named, husband remanded for a week

Siprash In’alam, 36, a mother of 4, reportedly had years-long dispute with husband Atirsaw, who was arrested multiple times

Illustrative: A police vehicle at a suspected murder scene in Haifa, June 10, 2018. (Meir Vaknin/Flash90)
Illustrative: A police vehicle at a suspected murder scene in Haifa, June 10, 2018. (Meir Vaknin/Flash90)

A woman who was stabbed to death on Sunday in Haifa was named on Monday as 36-year-old Siprash In’alam from the northern city’s Kiryat Shmuel neighborhood.

Her 44-year-old husband, Atirsaw In’alam, the sole suspect in the killing, was remanded for a week by the Krayot Magistrate’s Court in Kiryat Bialik and sent for psychiatric testing.

Siprash In’alam was found in the street critically injured, with stab wounds all over her body.

A Magen David Adom ambulance crew treated her before rushing her to the city’s Rambam Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

In’alam, a mother of four, had been involved in a years-long dispute with her husband over a divorce procedure, with police officers having frequently visited their house, according to neighbors quoted by Channel 10 news.

The husband had been arrested many times in the past, and had been accused by his wife of violating restraining orders by calling her, a police source was quoted as saying.

“Police knew for years, they would always take him and then release him,” a neighbor charged, according to Channel 10.

Forensic examiners investigate a suspected murder scene in Haifa where a woman was found dead on June 10, 2018. (Meir Vaknin/Flash90)

In’alam is suspected of ambushing his wife in the street and stabbing her dozens of times. After he was arrested, he was reportedly taken to the crime scene, where he explained what he did to police officers, and showed them where he had disposed of the knife.

Last month a Jaffa man confessed to stabbing two of his sisters to death, claiming they were prostitutes and drug users.

Also last month, a man was arrested suspected of stabbing his wife and daughter to death in the northern city of Tiberias.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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