Supreme Court orders retrial of Roman Zadorov in murder of 13-year old Tair Rada

The Supreme Court has ordered a retrial for Roman Zadorov, sentenced to life in prison for murdering a 13-year old girl, despite his repeated assertions that he had been wrongly convicted.

Roman Zadorov, a Ukrainian-Israeli handyman, has spent more than a decade in prison for the brutal 2006 murder of Tair Rada.

Zadorov’s attorneys have asserted they have fresh evidence that casts doubt on his conviction.

Rada was found dead in a bathroom stall in her Katzrin school in the Golan Heights, with slashes to her neck, stab wounds across her body, and severe blows to her head.

Roman Zadorov, convicted for the 2006 murder of Tair Rada, sits in the courtroom of the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on October 20, 2014. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Rada’s murder case has long gripped the Israeli public, due both to the brutal way in which she was killed and continuing claims that it was not Zadorov who committed the murder.

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