Court remands Arab teen indicted for stabbing on train (JERUSALEM POST) By JOANNA PARASZCZUK 04/03/12)
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The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Monday that an 18-year-old east
Jerusalem man charged with the attempted murder of a soldier will be
remanded in custody for the duration of the legal proceedings against
The defendant, Muhammad Shuman from the Beit Hanina neighborhood, was
indicted for attempted murder last week, after he allegedly stabbed a
soldier on the Jerusalem Light Rail earlier this month.
The soldier, 19-year-old Yehudit Aharon, was stabbed several times in
the upper body while traveling to her base via the light rail on
March 15. She was transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in
serious condition and was released last Thursday.
The stab wounds missed her heart by a few centimeters, which doctors
called “a miracle.”
The prosecution requested that the court remand Shuman in custody
during his criminal trial, arguing that he presented a flight risk
because he tried to escape to Palestinian Authority-controlled
territories after the attack.
Judge Ram Winograd said the existence of prima facie evidence
allegedly linking Shuman to the events was not in dispute. (© 1995-
2011, The Jerusalem Post 04/03/12)
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