A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years, NBC News reported.
Yishai Schlissel was already convicted by the city’s District Court for the murder of 16-year-old Shira Banki and the attempted murder of seven others. In their rulings, the judges noted he showed no remorse for his actions.
Schlissel was released just weeks before the July 30 parade, after he stabbed several people at the pride parade in 2005.
A majority of Jerusalem's residents are observant Jews, Muslims or Christians, communities whose members mostly frown on homosexuality. But violent attacks on gay people are rare.