Nahariya Man Indicted for Murdering Wife, Daughter in Family Dispute

According to indictment, Gshesha stabbed wife 28 times, threw daughter through fifth-floor window.

A 33-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia was indicted for the murder of his 9-year-old daughter and 29-year-old wife, at the Haifa District Court on Wednesday. According to the indictment, the suspect, Babiya Gsesah, murdered his wife over a family dispute.

The murders took place at the Tapuz absorption center in Nahariya one month ago.

The indictment details how Gshesha woke up at 2 A.M. and murdered his wife, Kanu, stabbing her 28 times with a knife.

The woman, who had sleeping in her bed, resisted while shouting for help. When the couple's daughter, Imanut, woke up as a result of her mother's screams and attempted to stop her father, Babiya threw her to her death through the apartment's fifth-floor window.

After the incident, the suspect phoned his wife's sister and confessed the murder to her, and then jumped out of his window in a suicide attempt. Police found the suspect seriously wounded next to his daughter.

The family had no previous record of violence.