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Youth Accused of Murder, a Suicide

One of two youths accused of a double murder committed suicide in his jail cell this morning. Itzhak Bitton, 19, took his life and left a letter in which he said no one was to blame for his fate. He and his brother, Gabriel, 24, were charged with the murders last month of Shmuel and Regina Choresh, the father and stepmother of Mrs. Raya Jaglom, president of WIZO. The brothers, who ran a matrimonial agency, had rented a flat from the elderly couple and killed them when asked to vacate it. Police said the pair had been cooperative in reconstructing the crime.

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