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Samuel Sheinbein dead: US killer shot and killed in Israel prison gun battle

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Samuel Sheinbein, the killer who fled to Israel from the U.S. after murdering then dismembering a man in Maryland, was killed in an Israel prison shoot-out. Sheinbein used a stolen gun to shoot three guards. He seriously wounded two of the guards, according to MSN News on Feb. 23.

After Sheinbein barricaded himself inside the compound he then embarked on a stand-off with law enforcement. At this time he opened fire again and wounded three more guards. The guards opened fire on Sheinbein and killed him. One of the guards shot by this killer is in the hospital fighting for his life.

In 1997, a then 17-year-old Sheinbein was arrested for killing and dismembering the body of 19-year-old Alfredo Enrique Tello Jr. He was facing a possible life sentence in Maryland. Instead he fled to Israel, a country that blocked his extradition.

The blocking of his extradition briefly threatened U.S. aid to Israel after infuriating Maryland authorities. Instead of a U.S. trial, an Israeli court sentenced Sheinbein to 24 years in prison for this crime. The lawyers for Sheinbein warned the prison officials that he was under duress and the lawyers say that the officials ignored their warnings.

An investigation into this shooting is underway by prison authorities.

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