Man suspected to have murdered wife served year behind bars in 2014 for beating her

The man suspected to have murdered his wife in Bat Yam earlier this year served a year in prison in 2014 for having assaulted her then, Hebrew media reports, apparently relying on a leak from a law enforcement official, who was not identified.

The man called police three times tonight, saying he had stabbed his wife to death, but was severely intoxicated and gave the wrong address causing a delay in the police’s arrival at the scene, the reports say.

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