A 71-year-old man was stabbed to death early Wednesday morning at the entrance to his home in Nesher, near the northern city of Haifa.
The man was later identified as Ephraim Arnon, a prosecutor.
Arnon was pronounced dead shortly after the attack by doctors by Magen David Adom.
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His wife, Ruth Arnon, saw the killing outside their home. She said two men attacked her husband while he was going to work.
“Suddenly masked men came with knives and stabbed him hysterically. They made no sound. It took a few seconds, ”she told the Channel 12 news.
The murder in Nesher The lawyer who was stabbed to death in front of his wife this morning in front of his wife is Ephraim Arnon. The police continue their search for the murderers https://t.co/rirJkZO4h5
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Ruth said the attack came very quickly.
“He didn’t have time to leave the house,” she said. “They stabbed him and I screamed. My daughter lives next door and I called for her husband. It only took 20 seconds and he fell down the stairs. Nobody said a word. ”
Ruth Arnon tells Kan News about the murder of her husband Ephraim Arnon on March 24, 2021. (Screenshot: Kan News / Twitter)
“We have been married for 49 years, we have two girls and four grandchildren,” she said tearfully. “He was a great husband, father and grandfather, best friend.”
Medics arrived at the scene after receiving the call that Arnon was injured. After examining his injuries and attempting medical treatment, they were forced to pronounce him dead.
The 71-year-old, who was still working as a lawyer, was covered with stab wounds.
The police opened an investigation and looked for suspects. Forensic specialists were also involved and collected evidence on site.
“When we got to the scene, we saw the wounded man lying unconscious with no pulse and no breathing, with stab wounds and bleeding wounds on his body,” said one MDA Medic.
Illustration: crime scene tape with forensic law enforcement in the background (Prathaan / iStock by Getty Images)
“We did medical tests and treated him, but his injuries were very severe and we had no choice but to declare him dead.”
Arnon’s daughter spoke to Channel 12 News and said she was “completely shocked”.
“I’m on my way from the center to Haifa,” she said. “I’m still thinking about how to breathe. It’s absolutely shocking. It’s almost Passover, so I was busy figuring out what gifts to buy. Everything was normal, completely normal. “
Talia Edri, who lived next to the Arnons, told Channel 12 that her neighbors were a “lovely family” who had lived in the neighborhood for over ten years.
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