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Life sentence plus 20 years handed to man who killed his infant daughter

Barak Ben-Ami with his wife and two daughters. (Courtesy)
Barak Ben-Ami with his wife and two daughters. (Courtesy)

The Lod District Court sentences Barak Ben-Ami to life in prison plus an additional 20 years for the murder of his infant daughter and the attempted murder of his toddler daughter and his ex-wife.

The judge accepts the plea agreement reached in September in the case. As part of the plea deal, reportedly agreed to by Ben-Ami’s ex-wife, he fully confessed to his crimes and admitted responsibility.

In March 2020, Ben-Ami, 35, of Hod Hasharon, stabbed his baby daughter, Goni, to death and attempted to kill his wife and their other daughter and then take his own life. His wife and toddler were seriously wounded in the attack.

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