The indictment filed with the Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court reveals the woman had been subjected to abuse by her husband throughout her pregnancy. Among other things, it is claimed that the defendant complained about a picture his wife took of their child, in which a green balloon also appeared.
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The defendant demanded the wife apologize, reminding her that the color of the balloon is the same color as the car her former boyfriend had bought her. She asked his forgiveness, yet he still hit her.
In addition, the defendant attacked and bruised his wife while visiting both his and her parents. In another incident, he beat her in public after she attempted to break up with him.
It is further claimed that at some point, the woman ran away from home while the suspect chased her and eventually caught her and forcefully brought her back to their home.
According to the indictment, the defendant locked his wife up in their home and left her without a key, phone or money for an entire year. The victim claimed he demanded she ask his permission before any action, and took away her ID card. She added the she feared complaining and only a report made by a third party led to an investigation of the events.
The defendant initially denied the allegations, but later confessed and explained that "when we reached these situations I tried my best to not hurt her stomach and fetus. I aimed at her legs, hands and face."
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