Petah Tikva District Court on Monday sentenced Natalia Karlik to 13 years in jail for her role in the brutal murders of six members of one family in central Israel in 2008.
Under the terms of her plea bargain, Karlik also received a suspended sentence, and was convicted of robbery, conspiring to commit a crime and destroying evidence.
In 2008, 32-year-old Dmitry Oshrenko, his 28-year-old wife Tatiana, and their children Revital, 3, and Netanel, aged four months, were found dead in their Rishon Letzion apartment along with grandparents, Edward and Ludmilla, both 56. Five of the six victims had sustained stab wounds.
Justices Avraham Tal, Ruth Lorech and Zvi Dotan wrote in their ruling:
"The accused betrayed the deceased and their relatives, who saw her as a family member… We believe that the severity of the behavior of the accused, the need to safeguard the sanctity of life and to eradicate the curse of violence from our environment, as well as the need to deter others, justifies a stricter sentence than usual, even though she previously had a clean record and will not be able to raise her only daughter during the years of her incarceration."
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