The mother of the toddler who drowned in a hot tub in the Miami Hotel in Ashdod during Pesach, suspected of murder, was released from house arrest. The mother, a 28-year-old resident of Beit Shemesh, is suspected of drowning the toddler four times to death, after experiencing a “divine vision.”
“The Shechina revealed to me, and I drowned the baby because he is the son of the Moshiach,” she told Detectives. “I put the baby in the bathroom in the hotel room, and a voice from heaven told me not to take it out of the water.”
According to the police, the baby may not have drowned but was already strangled by his mother, who has an early background of mental problems.
A relative of the mom detailed in court, “A night before the incident I spoke to her, and she sounded strange, and we knew about her precarious state of affairs,” she said.
The affair began on the first day of Chol HaMoed Pesach, when the report came from the Miami Hotel in Ashdod about a toddler drowning.
Later, due to the police’s demand that an autopsy be conducted on the infant’s body, in order to verify the suspicion against the mother, chareidi extremists held stormy demonstrations in order to prevent the autopsy, which was finally conducted in a relatively limited format.
At the funeral that took place after the autopsy, the infant’s body was taken from an ZAKA ambulance, claiming that the organization had collaborated regarding the autopsy.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)