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לטשטש! שחקן כדורגלן קונגו כדורגלן מכבי נתניה חשוד רצח זהבה צ'קול מלון כרמל נתניה Photo: Shaul Golan
לטשטש! שחקן כדורגלן קונגו כדורגלן מכבי נתניה חשוד רצח זהבה צ'קול מלון כרמל נתניה Photo: Shaul Golan
 
 

Friend of soccer player admits murdering Zehava Chakol

Nearly a week after her death, suspect admits to killing Zehava Chakol in Netanya hotel apartment . Says murder happened after disagreement over money

Raanan Ben Zur
Published: 04.02.13, 19:54 / Israel News

A major development in the investigation of the murder of Zehava Chakol, in which a soccer player and his friend were arrested. Congo national Aritzia Akalsongo admitted on Tuesday that he committed the murder, and re-enacted the event.

 

According to police, the Akalsongo said the murder took place after a disagreement over money spiraled out of control. Investigators are still checking into the involvement of the soccer player, also considered a suspect. The two men will be in Kfar Saba Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for a hearing to extend their remand.

 

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Since the body was found, detectives had suspected murder, and spent the Passover holiday collecting evidence. Heading the team was Superintendent Yigal Hasdai, with Itzik Elbaz as lead investigator. The special investigations team set itself the goal of solving the case before the end of the shiva.


זהבה צ'קול (צילום רפורודוקציה: רענן בן צור)

Zehava Chakol (Photo reproduction: Raanan Ben-Zur)

 

Tuesday morning, after realizing that the evidence was leaning strongly against him, Akalsongo broke down during a three-hour interrogation.

 

He admitted his guilt to investigators, providing specific details of the crime. According a police source, the Akalsongo said an argument broke out between him and Chakol over money and he strangled her.

 

After she died, he threw her body out of the fifth floor apartment’s window. As a result of his admission, the suspect was asked to re-enact the event in front of cameras, which he did at the scene of the crime.

 

The police source said Akalsongo ‘s re-enactment fit in with the details of the murder, making it nearly definite that the man is the perpetrator of the act. The police however, are continuing to question the soccer player to ascertain what, if any, his level of involvement was, due to the fact that the murder took place in a small apartment which the two men shared.

 

The soccer player denies any connection to Chakol’s killing.

 

 

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