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A 52-year-old resident of Kiryat Yam burned his wife to death on Sunday.

Police arrived at the scene and arrested the man, and officers launched an investigation at the apartment.

Zvulun regional police commander, Jamal Hakrush, said he received reports at roughly 2 P.M. of screams coming from the fourth floor of the couple's apartment building.

He said that police officers arrived at the scene roughly two minutes later, saw the woman's body burning and helped extinguish the flames. The officers arrested the husband.

A Magen David Adom rescue team pronounced the woman dead from her burns.

Police sources said that the two had been married for many years with two children, aged seven and 16. Neighbors in the area said that the couple did not live in the apartment, but rented it out, and arrived in order to make some repairs.

The neighbors also said that they understood from the screams that the couple was fighting about money.