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Child killer freed from prison over declining health

Zvi Gur (c), serving a life sentence for the murder of Oron Yarden, in the Supreme Court on July 6, 2009. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Zvi Gur (c), serving a life sentence for the murder of Oron Yarden, in the Supreme Court on July 6, 2009. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

The Israel Prisons Service parole board grants a request for early release from a man who has served 41 years in prison for the kidnapping and murder of a young boy.

The board frees Zvi Gur, who was sent to prison in 1980 for kidnapping and murdering 8-year-old Oron Yarden, due to his health condition.

The decision is effective immediately.

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