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Russian man, formerly an Israeli soldier, charged with attempted murder of his wife after argument

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 13:01 Last update: about 9 years ago

A man who once served as an Israeli soldier has been remanded into custody after pleading not guilty to the attempted murder of his wife.

The former soldier allegedly fired a pistol shot at his wife's and the police heard how the bullet hit the television, a window and a wall.

53-year-old Simon Aydelman, who was born in Russia, denied firing the weapon, being possession of an unlicensed firearm, attempted murder, being in possession of cannabis and harassing his wife.

The prosecution argued that this was not the first time problems between the couple have occurred, and that he was convicted of a similar incident last September. The court heard that in his previous conviction, he had threatened to kill his wife with a knife and also fired a weapon in a public area.

The defence argued that no semi-automatic pistol was found (a gun the police claim was used). Bail was not granted and he has been remanded into custody.



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