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94-year-old playwright arrested for wife’s alleged murder in Tel Aviv

Illustrative -- police patrol near Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on March 27, 2020. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Illustrative -- police patrol near Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on March 27, 2020. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

A well-known 94-year-old author and playwright is arrested in connection with the death of his wife, police say.

The man, whose name has not been made public, was brought in for questioning over the death of his wife in Tel Aviv more than a year ago. According to police, the woman, 87, was found dead in her bathtub last August by paramedics after her husband called for an ambulance.

The woman was found covered in bruises, and an autopsy was therefore ordered, after which it was ruled that her death was not accidental. Police opened an undercover investigation into the incident, leading to today’s arrest.

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