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Man sentenced to life in prison for 2019 murder of his wife

Michal Sela, husband Eliran Malul and their baby, in a photo uploaded September 30, 2019. (Facebook)
Michal Sela, husband Eliran Malul and their baby, in a photo uploaded September 30, 2019. (Facebook)

The Jerusalem District Court sentences Eliran Malul to life in prison for the murder of his wife, Michal Sela.

In October 2019, Malul stabbed Sela, 32, to death in front of their young daughter in Motza, a suburb of Jerusalem. He was convicted of the murder in October. He was also ordered to pay NIS 258,000 for the care of his daughter, who is being raised by Sela’s parents.

For the first time, Malul apologized to Sela’s parents for murdering their daughter in a prewritten statement read aloud in court: “I would be happy if I could go back in time and prevent this horrifying tragedy, but unfortunately I cannot,” he said.

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