Three years imprisonment for killing a friend

IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

Dan Waltziano was sentenced to three years in prison and two years probation for killing his friend, Cpl. Yaniv Pozoarik.

Date: 15/04/2010, 8:41 PM     Author: Jonatan Urich

Dan Waltziano was sentenced on Thursday (Apr. 15) to three years in prison and two years probation in the military courthouse in Haifa. Waltziano was convicted two days ago of killing his friend, Cpl. Yaniv Pozoarik, while playing with their weapons on March 2008.

The indictment brought against Dan Waltziano in September 2009 stated that Waltziano was cleaning his weapon while Cpl. Pozoarik was seated next to him, in a room positioned on the Israel-Lebanon border. After he finished cleaning his weapon, he took it apart in the room while inserting a magazine into the weapon.

After some time he requested to clean his weapon again, cocked the rifle, cleaned it again and pressed the trigger without having checked the muzzle beforehand. As a result, a bullet was discharged which hit Cpl. Pozoarik, injuring him fatally and causing his death.