Noy's father, holding his photo
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The prime suspect
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Suspects in 7-year-old murder arrested
Police investigators have breakthrough in cold case involving teen's slaying; four suspects arrested

Cleared for publication: A recent breakthrough in a seven-year-old murder case has resulted in the arrest of Amit Tawil, 32, from Givat Shmuel.


Tawil is the prime suspect in the murder of Shlomi Noy, a 17-years-old student from Modiin, who was bludgeoned to death in 2005.


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Three other people were also arrested in connection to the case. They are suspected of being accessories after the fact, obstruction of justice and evidence tampering.


Tawil was arraigned by the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Sunday and remanded to five days. The State plans to file charges against him in the coming week.


Noy was attacked on December 9, 2005 and suffered blunt force trauma. He was hospitalized in critical condition and later succumbed to his wounds.


Dan Subdistrict Police sources said that the case remained active since the investigation began and that the police never stopped looking for Noy's assailants.


Attorney Tali Gotlib, who is representing one of the suspects, told Ynet that the evidence connecting her client to the case was "flimsy at best. My client denies any involvement in the case."



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