A teenager has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a firebomb attack that badly burned a neighbor during a religious dispute in a Jewish enclave in Rockland County.
A dissident member of a Hasidic Jewish community in Rockland County who was burned in an arson attack last May has been victimized again.
Defense attorney Deborah Lowenberg says Shaul Spitzer pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree assault. Spitzer had been accused of severely burning neighbor Aron Rottenberg with a firebomb.
Eighteen-year-old Shaul Spitzer is accused of severely burning Aron Rottenberg outside Rottenberg’s home in the Hasidic enclave of New Square.
An 18-year-old student from a Hasidic enclave in Rockland County has been indicted on charges stemming from a fiery attack on a religious dissident.
After being the victim of a frightening arson attack, New Square resident Aron Rottenberg spoke from his hospital bed on Wednesday. Rottenberg said that he blames the leaders of an Hassidic sect for creating the intolerant atmosphere that led to his injuries.
The family of a Rockland County man horribly burned in an arson attack is now asking state and federal law enforcement for help, publicly calling for a civil rights probe of the insular Skver Hasidic sect.
Ramapo police Chief Peter Brower said Monday that Shaul Spitzer of New Square was trying to burn down Aron Rottenberg’s house when both men suffered burns and were hospitalized Sunday.
An orthodox Jewish father of four said he was apparently punished for worshipping his own way after an attack left him with burns covering 50 percent of his body.
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