Israel Police filed an indictment on Sunday against the practitioner who treated the Chareidi father from Kiryat Gat who murdered his 14-year-old son during a psychotic fit, apparently while under the influence of dangerous drugs.
The practitioner, a 38-year-old resident of Gush Etzion whose name has so far been banned from publication, was arrested by police investigators for allegedly providing his clients with dangerous drugs without any authorization for doing so.
Following the arrest of the practitioner, Attorneys Yehudah Fried and Tal Gabay, who are representing the father, stated that “today it is now clear that it is the practitioner, who drugged the father under the guise of medical treatment, who is guilty of the horrible murder. These drugs caused the father to suffer a severe psychotic attack which led to the horrific result of a father murdering his son due to delusions and hearing voices.”
After gathering testimonies and evidence from other clients treated by the suspect, the police uncovered his mode of operation, according to which he would leave MDMA drugs on the table in the room where he treated his clients. The clients would take the drugs during the sessions, for which they paid the suspect thousands of shekels.
The suspect has no certification or training to treat clients suffering from emotional or mental disorders.
The indictment included six charges for criminal offenses of the export, import, trade, and supply of dangerous drugs.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)