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Arrest Made in Raleigh Murder

Posted June 6, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A bout with the bottle has cost a murder suspect his freedom. Yahweh Israel is charged with the murder of an elderly Raleigh woman. Bertha Dockery was found dead in the Sir Walter apartments in December.

Israel says he knew the victim, but says he is not guilty. Israel vows he was arrested for something he didn't do, although he says he doesn't recall where he was the night Dockery was murdered.

Israel was arrested in Virginia Beach last night on drunk and disorderly conduct charges. He'll be in court Monday to answer to accusations of murder.