fbpx
Friday, April 16, 2021

Son of Bagel Dynasty Founder in London Admits to Killing Mother and Sister

(JTA) — The son of the founder of a bagel dynasty in London admitted to killing his mother and sister.

Joshua Cohen, 29, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of manslaughter by diminished responsibility, though he has continued to deny their murders, The Guardian reported on Friday.

In 2018, he was sent to a high-security psychiatric hospital where he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, after being found mentally unfit to enter pleas in the murders.

Cohen had worked at his family’s Beigel Bake bakery in Brick Lane, in the east end of London, but stopped after he could not get along with customers, according to The Guardian.

He lived in a small apartment behind the family’s home in Golders Green in north London and was only allowed in the house if one of his brothers was there.

He attacked his sister and mother, who had let him into the house, in August 2017, weeks after learning that he had been excluded from his father’s will and that his older brothers were named directors of the company, the Daily Telegraph reported. He was arrested the next day.

He was ordered to remain hospitalized indefinitely.

Advertisment

Did you enjoy this article?

You'll love our roundtable.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Enjoyed this article?

You'll love our roundtable.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Editor's Picks

Latest Articles

Culture

Latest Articles
Latest

Jewish Community Marks Loss of Prince Philip, Beginning with Prayer

Sabbath prayers for the longest-serving royal consort were a bit different in synagogues across England.

Blinken: US Commitment to Israel ‘Ironclad’

American legislators applauded Israel for overcoming so many challenges since its founding.

The Week Removes Image Criticized As Anti-Semitic

The image featured a Star of David superimposed over President Joe Biden.

Shtisel, Shiva and Donny Oy Vey!

What do shivas and b'nai mitzvah have in common? Bagels, of course, and this week, it's the new films "Shiva Baby" and "Donny's Bar...

Curious Times Episode 21: A few gifts for Israel’s birthday and the weekly Torah portion

Reflections from Rabbi Adam Kligfeld and Matthew Schultz. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Hollywood

Podcasts

More news and opinions than at a Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

x