Witnesses Testify At Jerusalem Pride Parade Killer’s Trial

Jerusalem Pride Parade stabbing

Ynetnews reports:  “Shlissel ran quietly among the parade participants, worked quietly – not as you would imagine,” a witness told the prosecution in the trial of Yishai Shlissel (pictured above, centre), accused of murdering Shira Banki at the Jerusalem Pride Parade.

The capital’s District Court opened on Sunday morning with the presentation of evidence against him.

Shlissel refused legal representation, since he does not recognize the state and its institutions, but the court ordered his public defender to continue representing him.

At the beginning of the hearing the attorney, Zechariah Shenkolevsky of the public defender’s office said in Shlissel’s name that “regardless of whether the defendant did or did not commit the murder, he had no desire the death. He did not strive for the deceased to die before the event and this was not his intention, not before and not after the event.”

Shenkolevsky attended the hearing but did not reply to the indictment on Shlissel’s behalf and did not conduct cross-examination.

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