Israeli man shot dead at his home in Honduras
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Israeli man shot dead at his home in Honduras

3 killers on motorcycle shoot Reuven Franklin in Catacamas; police believe incident was part of a personal dispute

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Illustrative photo of a gun. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of a gun. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

An Israeli man was shot dead Sunday in Honduras in what police believe was a vendetta killing.

Reuven Franklin, 70, who has lived for over 40 years in the Central American country, was gunned down at his home in Catacamas, where he had a livestock business.

Local media reported that Franklin was a former IDF colonel who received citizenship in 1976 and had lived in the Honduras ever since. He was reportedly known locally as “the Jew.”

Franklin’s wife said that three people riding on a motorcycle arrived at their ranch and shot her husband without saying anything.

Honduran police said the shooting was apparently due to a personal dispute but they were checking various lines of investigation, the Hebrew-language Israel Hayom daily reported. His body was taken for a forensics examination.

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