Daniel Maoz was accused of
stabbing his parents to death in 2011
Mr. Maoz is a 29-year-old Israeli man who police said murdered his parents because he had gambling debts and wanted their inheritance money. His story kept changing: in one account, he said he didn't know about the attack, and in another, he said he had fought the attacker. When police found his DNA at the crime scene, he blamed his twin brother.
However, it did not help his case when authorities discovered his online search history, where he had searched for phrases such as:
- how to kill your parents and get away with itMr. Maoz, a software engineer, said he had searched "out of academic curiosity".
- can soap clean DNA from a knife?
- murder for inheritance
He was sentenced to two life terms in prison.
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