Cop Dies after 4 Years
Shlomi Asulin was killed by an Arab car thief who stabbed him with a screwdriver.
August 3rd, 2011 - Policeman Shlomi Asulin, who was stabbed by a car thief over four years ago, died of his wounds Wednesday.
Asulin, 31, had been in a coma since the stabbing.
The attack took place when the thief, Rateb Abu-Asa of the Bedouin town Aroar, arrived in Rehovot to fix a car he had stolen earlier. Police surprised him and tried to arrest him.
Asulin caught up with the thief, who then stabbed him in the head with a screwdriver. The screwdriver entered Asulin‘s brain stem.
The thief was convicted of manslaughter in a plea bargain and sentenced to 20 years in jail.
Asulin was hospitalized at Tel Hashomer and has been unconscious for four years. In the course of the last year his condition deteriorated.