Former IDF Soldier Strangles Seven-Year-Old Daughter To Death by the Forward

Former IDF Soldier Strangles Seven-Year-Old Daughter To Death

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A British man who previously served in the IDF was sentenced to a minimum of 24 years in jail for strangling his daughter to death at their home, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

Robert Peters had reportedly researched child killers online before using a dressing gown cord to murder seven-year-old Sophia at the family’s home in London in November.

The 56-year-old, who worked as an antiques dealer, allegedly told officers he had planned to kill his daughter “for weeks.” He first denied the action in court, but changed his plea to guilty on the third day of his trial.

The strangling occurred a month after Peters, who had suffered from depression, was reportedly found not to be a risk by his local authority’s child protection team, despite two suicide attempts in 2017.

Contact Haley Cohen at hcohen@forward.com

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