Hagai Felician

Police: Barnoar suspect asked state witness for gun

Hagai Felician's younger relative demands his name be published, lie detector to prove he never was victim of sexual assault; however allegations pile up against Felician, associates

Police released Sunday further details relating to the investigation of the Barnoar killings: The police representative in the remand hearing for the three suspects said in court that Shaul Ganon, the fourth suspect and the prominent member of the LGBT community, was suspected of sodomy and was released after a deal was signed with him. The representative noted that according to the deal, the police had to release him.


The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court remanded by an additional week Hagai Felician, the main suspect in the 2009 shooting that claimed the lives of two and left 11 injured. Felician's relative and their mutual friend, Tarlan Hankishayev, suspected of aiding the shooting, were also remanded by a week.


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The police representative also relayed that the state witness tried to obtain details from Felician's younger relative – whose alleged molestation by Ganon is the suspected motive for the youth center massacre – including telling him "Shaul Ganon touched me," intended to provoke a response that might shed light on what went on between Ganon and the suspect.


The police investigator said the body of evidence tying Hagai Felician to the killings includes a Facebook correspondence with the state witness and recorded conversations where he implicates himself with the case, in addition to discussing drug and gun-related misdemeanors.


Another disclosure was that just prior to Felician's arrest, he and the state witness were in a Tel Aviv water park.


In addition, Felician's relative, the alleged victim of abuse, asked the state witness to obtain him a gun for the purpose of assaulting a third party. The youngest of the suspects, the alleged victim of molestation, keeps maintaining that he was not abused and said "no man has ever touched me." He added he was prepared to take a lie detector test to bear this out.


He also demanded his name be published, which is prohibited as he was a minor at the time of the Barnoar shootings and what preceded them.


Twenty-three-year-old Pardes Katz resident Hagai Felician is suspected of shooting two people dead. A 19-year-old relative of Felician and their associate Tarlan Hankishayev, both also residents of Pardes Katz, are suspected of assisting Felician.


Nir Katz, 26, and Liz Trubeshi, 16 were killed on August 1, 2009 when a veiled man entered the Barnoar LGBT youth center in Tel Aviv and began shooting at the people gathered there. Eleven others were injured.  



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