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The state witness during his remand extension. Photo: Motti Kimchi
The state witness during his remand extension. Photo: Motti Kimchi

State witness in LGBT center shooting case indicted

Witness accused of fabricating evidence and giving false testimony that framed Hagai Felician for the murders.

Naama Cohen-Friedman
Published: 03.10.14, 13:17 / Israel News

The state witness in the LGBT center shooting case has been indicted on Monday and his remand was extended until further notice.


The state witness is accused of fabricating evidence, giving false information, obstructing of justice, destroying evidence, giving false testimony, committing aggravated fraud and attempting to commit aggravated fraud.


According to the indictment, the state witness is accused of leading Hagai Felician to say things that were made to appear as a recorded confession of murder, as well as delivering the staged recording to police investigators claiming that Felician confessed to the murder.


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Based on this evidence, as well as false evidence given by the state witness, Felician was indicted for murder of two and attempted murder of others in the Barnoar shooting case.


Felician was charged with the murder of Nir Katz and Liz Turbeshi and the attempted murder of others at the Barnoar LGBT center in 2009. According to the indictment, Felician sought revenge against center manager at the time Shaul Ganon, who allegedly raped Felician's brother. 


Charges against Felician were dropped on Sunday. He was sent home two weeks ago after being imprisoned for nearly nine months.


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