JERUSALEM (JTA) — A fired waiter, a Russian immigrant to Israel, was charged with killing his ex-employer and five members of his family.
Damian Kirilik was indicted in Petach Tikvah district court on six counts of first degree murder for killing the Oshrenko family in their home in Rishon LeZion last month.
Kirilik allegedly committed the murders in revenge for being fired from his job as head waiter in the Oshrenko’s restaurant, the indictment said. His wife, Natasha, who also had worked at the restaurant, was indicted as well for manslaughter and obstruction of justice.
The victims were Revital, 3, and Netanel, 4 months; their parents, Tatiana, 28, and Dimitry, 32; and grandparents Edward and Ludmilla, both 56. Tatiana and Dimitry were Russian emigres who operated clubs and a restaurant for Russian Israelis.
Their bodies, all bearing stab wounds, were found in their burning apartment Oct. 17.