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Ultra Orthodox Jewish Man Jailed For Life Over Murder Of Teen Girl At Jerusalem Gay Pride

Yishai Schlissel was sentenced to life in prison plus 31 years after he stabbed six people at the 2015 gay pride parade, killing 16-year-old Shira Banki. He also stabbed three people at the 2005 parade.

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Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox man who fatally stabbed a teenage girl and wounded five others at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade in 2015, was sentenced to life in prison plus 31 years by an Israeli court on Sunday, the BBC reported.

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Shlissel is escorted by policemen into the courtroom on Sunday.

He had been released from prison only three weeks earlier after serving time for a 2005 stabbing attack at the Jerusalem gay pride parade in which three people were wounded, one seriously.

Sebastian Scheiner / AP

Schlissel as he was about to pull a knife from under his coat and start stabbing people at the parade in Jerusalem on July 30, 2015.

"The accused did not learn from the legal proceedings against him 10 years ago and from the long time he served in prison," prosecutor Oshrat Shoham said in court in April. "He returned and he committed these crimes with an ideology of hate."

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