Posted: Thursday March 28, 2013 11:07 AM

Congolese footballer arrested in Israel

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JERUSALEM (AP) -Israeli police have arrested a Congolese footballer with Maccabi Netanya in connection with the killing of a 20-year-old Israeli woman.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the player and another unnamed Congo-born man were brought before a court on Thursday on suspicion of involvement with the woman's death. The court has barred publication of the player's name.

The woman's body was found on Wednesday, sprawled on a railing at the foot of a hotel in Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, where the two suspects were living.

Samri says initial autopsy results suggest the woman was killed. She said the player is under house arrest and will undergo further questioning on Friday.

A lawyer for the player told the YNet website the player denies involvement in her death.

 
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