What a strange story. Muffti was intrigued when he saw this in Haaretz and thought he would share it with you guys. A homeless fellow, Sergei Dvorkin, was listed as a murder victim last December. He was allegedly burnt to a crisp in a Tel Aviv bus station. However, in a strange turn of events, the murderer was revealed as none other than Sergei himself.
Police had originally arrested a (homeless) man named Pavel Smirnov for the murder, to which Pavel confessed. All was well until the police realized, through DNA sampling, that the deceased was not Sergie. The charred corpse didn’t match Dvorkin’s sisters DNA at all. Pavel, in the meantime, complained that police had “… forced him to confess to the murder while he was intoxicated.”
Meeshtarah suspicions then turned to *ahem* Nikolai Boner, who was in prison for four similar murders in Haifa. Boner admitted to being in Tel Aviv but denied committing the murder. Finally, things came back to Dvorkin. Dvorkin confessed to the murder yesterday. Like Canada’s famed mounties, the Jerusalem police finally cracked the case. No matter that it took a li’l while, right?