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Michal Aloni. Today in court Photo: Benny Deutsch
Michal Aloni. Today in court Photo: Benny Deutsch
 
Children's grave Photo: Ido Erez
Children's grave Photo: Ido Erez
 
Orit Chayon, Defense attorney Photo: Matti Almalih
Orit Chayon, Defense attorney Photo: Matti Almalih
 
 

Mom who strangled 2 daughters convicted of murder

Michal Aloni, who strangled her two daughters, ages six and four, found guilty of murder. Defense argues for reduces sentence, says she's severely disturbed

Naama Cohen-Friedman
Published: 01.06.13, 14:58 / Israel News

Two years after she strangled her daughters Natalie and Roni, ages six and four, to death, Michal Aloni was convicted of their murder.

 

Aloni's attorney, Orit Chayon of the Public Defender's Office, informed the Lod District Court on Sunday that a psychiatric evaluation of her client confirmed that she was severely disturbed at the time she killed the girls and argued for a reduced sentence. 

 

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Aloni was accused of strangling her daughters to death in November 2010. According to the indictment, she strangled the youngest first, in front of the eldest, and then proceeded to kill her as well. She later called the father and said: "I strangled the girls."

 

Strangled, and called the father (Photo: Benny Deutsch)
Strangled, and called the father (Photo: Benny Deutsch)
"I killed them," Aloni said in the crime reenactment, which was held in January 2011.

 

The video showed Aloni holding a sock, and showing a police investigator on a doll how she murdered her daughters. In the video She held her daughters' dolls and caressed them. 

 

When asked where the child was found Aloni started to cry, took the sock and wrapped it around the doll's neck. "She was crying," Aloni said in the reenactment shown at the Prosecutor Attorney Rakefet Mohar's request. Attorney Nava Toledano of the Central District Prosecutor's Office, later took over the case.


Natalie and Roni (Reproduction photo)

 

In her court testimony in June 2012, Aloni blamed the devil for the murders. She described her tough childhood, saying she was sexually molested since she was three. "I never touched them the way I was touched, and that's not a small thing," she said.

 

She added that a higher power "really forced me to do it. I saw a black and grey devil. I had to go and strangle them both."

 

 

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