|The murder weapon|
A man was arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed his wife to death during an argument, according to court proceedings in Israel.
The Jerusalem District Attorney’s office filed an indictment on Thursday, with the Jerusalem District Court, against Meyer Ethan, 63, for murdering his wife Eliza. They were married for 34 years.
According to the indictment, the couple's relationship had its ups and downs, and during the past few years the couple slept in separate bedrooms.
In early August, Eliza filed a police complaint against her husband after he threatened to kill her.
Ethan was arrested at the time, and was ordered to stay away from his wife for five days. During those five days, Meyer went to live with his daughter.
After the stay away order expired, the husband returned to the family home.
The day of the killing, an argument broke out between the couple, and when the man heard his wife calling the police he pulled a long knife from the kitchen.
The man ordered his wife to put down the phone, and when she refused he stabbed her 12 times.
After his wife fell unconscious, Meyer stabbed himself in the neck several times. Meyer called his son and told him about what he had done. The son called Magen David Adom. When the paramedics arrived at the house, Meyer threatened them with a knife. That is when they called the police, who arrested him.