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World IN BRIEF : ISRAEL : 2nd Lawyer Quits Rabin Killer’s Team

From Times Wire Reports

A court-appointed lawyer for Yitzhak Rabin’s confessed assassin quit over his client’s insistence on using the murder trial as a platform for his political views. The resignation of Avraham Pachter--the second attorney in three days to resign from the defense--is a further setback for Yigal Amir, the 25-year-old law student who has admitted that he shot Rabin at a Nov. 4 peace rally. At the December start of the trial, Amir had two attorneys, Mordechai Ofri and Jonathan Ray Goldberg. Ofri quit Sunday. On Monday, Judge Edmond Levy appointed Pachter to help Goldberg. But Pachter said he decided he could not run the defense.


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