TEL AVIV (Jul. 11)
A young Arab prostitute said to be retarded was convicted of manslaughter Tuesday in Jerusalem District Court for shooting to death a yeshiva student Eliezer Schlesinger more than a year ago.
Sentence will be pronounced in several weeks.
The charge was reduced from murder to manslaughter, after the court was convinced the accused has a mental age of 10 or 12, and was incapable of premeditated crime.
Nevertheless, she admitted she had decided to kill the youth to ingratiate herself with Arab society, which had rejected her because of her relations with Jews.