Indictment against suspected serial killer

Fyodor Beizhneri only to be charged on two counts of murder after police lack evidence to link him to additional crimes.

Tova Dvorin ,

Fyodor Beizhneri, in court
Fyodor Beizhneri, in court
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An indictment will be filed against suspected serial killer Fyodor Beizhneri in Haifa's District Court Monday, on two counts of murder, arson, and rape. 

Beizhneri is strongly suspected of being involved in four rapes and murders, police stated last month - as well as dozens of arsons and sexual assaults.

Despite this, the indictment will only address two murders in Haifa and Ashdod, Walla! News reports - not the two additional murders in Haifa and Tel Aviv - due to lack of sufficient evidence. 

Public defender Alon Nesher will be representing Beizhneri, as well as attorney Leonid Parokhovnik. 

Beizhneri is accused of raping and murdering a 60 year-old woman on June 14, 2013, then setting her apartment alight. The victim lived in the defendant's neighborhood at the time, just 200 (656 feet) meters from his home, next to his wife's parents. 

Three months later, on September 25 of that year, a woman in her seventies was found dead in her apartment, one floor above the Beizhneris. There was no suspicion of foul play at the time, but the defendant was suspected of being the perpetrator after the current court case was announced; files have not been charged formally against Beizhneri for the crime.

Beizhneri was also linked to the death of a young girl in south Tel Aviv on January 10, 2015, but police similarly did not have enough evidence to prosecute. 

He was eventually arrested over two months ago for involvement in a murder, rape, and arson in Ashdod, to which he was definitively linked. 

Beiznheri continues to deny involvement in the four murders and sexual assaults.