Three years after escaping to Russia, Dmitry Krynin, a 35-year-old suspected of murdering Leonid Yarimich in February 2010, was extradited to Israel from Kazakhstan.
Krynin managed to flee Israel before the body was found in his Ashdod apartment and was only recently arrested in Kazakhstan with the aid of local authorities, Interpol and the Russian police.
The suspect will be brought on Saturday evening for a remand hearing in Kiryat Gat's Magistrate's Court.
The body of the murdered Yarimich, 25, was found by his landlord, showing marks of severe violence and lying in a large puddle of blood. The police immediately started canvassing the area, but by the time Krynin was named a suspect he had already left the country.
Following his escape, the Prosecutor's Office's international department filed an international warrant for his arrest, which led to his identification in Kazakhstan.
With the aid of Russian and European authorities, Israel filed an extradition request with Kazakhstan, following which Krynin was returned to Israel on Friday and arrested in Ben Gurion International Airport by the police.
Another suspect in the murder, who also escaped Israel, is yet to be found.