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Police investigating man who killed his wife and staged it as a suicide

Illustrative: An Israel Police car in Petah Tikva, August 4, 2017. (Roy Alima/Flash90)
Illustrative: An Israel Police car in Petah Tikva, August 4, 2017. (Roy Alima/Flash90)

The Israel Police reveals that it is investigating a man who murdered his wife, staged it to look like a suicide and fled the scene, attempting suicide himself shortly before he was arrested.

The man, a 49-year-old resident of Ma’ale Adumim, was arrested last month, police say, two days after reporting the suicide of his wife. After his wife underwent an autopsy, authorities suspected that she did not kill herself but was in fact murdered.

The man ended up being chased by police and exited his car with a gun pointed at himself, police say, revealing details of the incident for the first time following the lifting of a gag order. He shot himself and was transferred to a hospital in serious condition. His remand in police custody is extended through next Wednesday.

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