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Prosecutors to charge nurse with murder in death of 17-year-old Lital Yael Melnik

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Edward Kachura, 49, will be charged with murder over the killing of 17-year-old Lital Yael Melnik last month, prosecutors announced on Thursday.

Kachura, who was employed as a nurse in the psychiatric facility where Melnik was hospitalized, will be charged on Thursday at Haifa Magistrate’s Court with murder under aggravated circumstances, a severe charge that carries a mandatory life sentence.

Prosecutors said that the decision was made “upon completion of the investigation and after carefully studying the evidence in the case.” The state prosecutor is also expected to request that Kachura remain in custody for the entire court proceedings.

Melnik’s family members welcomed news of the indictment.

“Today, two months after the death of Lital Yael, the decision of the prosecutor is a first and important step toward prosecuting the suspect and gaining justice for Lital,” the family said in........

© The Times of Israel

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