Congolese footballer arrested in Israel
Israeli police have arrested a Congolese footballer with Maccabi
Netanya in connection with the killing of a 20-year-old Israeli
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the player and another
unnamed Congo-born man were brought before a court on Thursday on
suspicion of involvement with the woman’s death. The court has
barred publication of the player’s name.
The woman’s body was found on Wednesday, sprawled on a railing
at the foot of a hotel in Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, where the two
suspects were living.
Samri says initial autopsy results suggest the woman was killed.
She said the player is under house arrest and will undergo further
questioning on Friday.
A lawyer for the player told the YNet website the player denies
involvement in her death.