Major Evidence to be Presented in Dadon Trial

Tape of fateful phone call to be played in hearing, just days after alleged murderer of 20 year-old retracts confession.

Tova Dvorin ,

Shelly Dadon
Shelly Dadon
Courtesy of the Dadon Family

Major evidence is due to be examined in the Shelly Dadon murder case Sunday morning, according to Channel 10. The new evidence includes a tape of the emergency call made by Dadon to her cousin before her death and witness testimony from Dadon's father and cousin. 

This morning's session is due to be "tense," according to the daily, following both the retraction of main suspect Hussein Yousef Khalifa's confession and the fact that the tape has been held under gag order until now. 

The trial will commence later Sunday, in the Nazareth District Court. 

Police found Dadon's body in an abandoned Migdal Haemek parking lot on May 1. 

Dadon had no criminal record; she had been on her way to a job interview but but had not made contact with her family for several hours. Family say she tried to make contact, saying she was being strangled. When they found out that she had never shown up for the interview, they contacted police. Her body was found a short time later by patrolmen.

Details of the murder indicate a gruesome and premeditated attack on Dadon. The indictment states that Khalifa "showed no mercy" on the 20-year old, whom he stabbed dozens of times for "nationalistic motivations." 

Dadon was recognized as a terror victim shortly after the indictment was filed. 

Dadon's case made media headlines again in October, when Khalifa, who is from the Arab village of Iblin in the Galilee, retracted his murder confession, claiming it was made "under duress."