Lawyers Warning to Israel About Her Client Unheeded Prior to Shooting Rampage
In 1997, Samuel Sheinbein was 17 years old when he took the life of 19-year-old Alfredo Enrique Tello Jr. Following the murder, Sheinbein cut up the Tello's body. He was subsequently arrested by local Maryland police and sentenced to prison. However, his father conspired to help him escape to Israel where the murder case hand prompted the Knesset to change the law preventing the extradition of people in his situation. The result was that Sheinbein would serve out a 24-year prison sentence in Israel.
Now, fast forward to the year 2014 and the same Sheinbein had completed 16 years of his 24 year sentence and was now in a prison furlough program due to his good behavior. However, something snapped in him and he obtained the sidearm of a prison guard and shot three guards this past Sunday. He then barricaded himself in his cell until an Israeli Special Forces unit arrived and shot him to death.
Sheinbein's attorney has come forward to tell the public that she had warned the prison authority that her client was mentally unstable and posed a danger to himself and others. Her warning came hours in advance of the shooting incident, but prison authorities rebuffed her instructing her to pray for her client's mental condition.