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Update: US Murderer Steals Gun, Shoots 5, Killed in Shootout

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Update: Samuel Sheinbein, an American who fled to Israel after murdering Enrique Tello Jr. in 1997, was killed in a shootout with a Yamam SWAT team on Sunday evening.

As he was being moved to a different cell, Sheinbein apparently stole (or somehow acquired) a gun and shot 3 guards. He then blockaded himself in his cell, shooting an additional 2 to possibly 5 more guards.

SWAT teams stormed the Rimonim prison and killed Sheinbein.

A few weeks ago, the prison system had to release Sheinbein for a furlough, as per orders from the Israeli Supreme Court and against the wishes of the prison system. During his day off, Sheinbein stole a gun in Ramle, but was quickly apprehended.

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One Response to “Update: US Murderer Steals Gun, Shoots 5, Killed in Shootout”

  1. Larry H. Gentry says:

    A murderer released on "furlough"? Sounds like something the US's liberal courts would order! I pray for Israel (and the USA)..

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