Israeli suspected of murdering mother faces extradition to US

Justice Minister orders extradition of Israeli suspected of killing his mother in the US five years ago.

Shlomo Pyutrikovsky,

Arrest (stock image)
Arrest (stock image)
Israel Police

Israel Police arrested Herzliya resident Thomas Yosef Gross after the US requested his extradition.

The arrest was carried out after Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) ordered the State Prosecutor to bring Gross to the district court for his extradition. In the Israeli court, Gross was charged with murdering his mother, Ina Gross.

According to US authorities, Gross gave his mother a sleeping drug during the night between January 8-9, 2012, before placing her in her car in the garage. Afterwards, he allegedly stabbed her to death with a knife.

The next morning, Gross called emergency services, and claimed he found his mother's body in the garage.

He was brought to the Jerusalem District court at 10:00a.m. on Monday, for the extension of his arrest.


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