A plea bargain will be signed today with “Minor A” from the infamous and controversial Duma case. According to the arrangement, the minor will plead guilty to various charges, including a number of “Price Tag” vandalism incidents, but the amended indictment disconnects the minor from the alleged murder incident in the village of Duma.
In addition, the State Attorney’s Office repealed the serious accusations against him at the beginning of the case, and he will be acquitted of the burning of the Church of the Dormition and other charges. With regard to the charges in membership in a terror organization, the parties have not reached an agreement and the trial will continue.
Prosecutors said as part of the plea agreement they will seek a five and a half year prison term for the teen, who was a minor at the time of the deadly 2015 firebombing.
“The confession of the accused was given after he claimed during the entire [legal] process that he has no connection to the Duma attack and gave a false confession only because of the conditions of his interrogation,” the Shin Bet says in a statement.
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