Family likely murdered by professional killer

An Israeli family murdered in its Rishon LeTzion home was likely stabbed to death by a professional killer, according to an autopsy.

Israelis reacted with horror over the weekend to the murder of six members of the Oshrenko family. Among the three generations of victims found stabbed to death Oct. 17 in their burning home were a 3-year-old girl and 4-month-old boy.

The autopsy also showed that the father of the children wrestled with the killer, Ha’aretz reported. Tatiana and Dimitry Oshrenko, Russian émigrés, operated clubs and a restaurant. — jta