Samuel Sheinbein




Age: 34


Summary: American-Israeli convicted murderer who along with his former classmate Aaron Benjamin Needle (d. 1998) were facing a possible life sentence in Maryland for the gruesome murder and dismemberment of Hispanic teenager Alfredo Enrique Tello, Jr. as a 17-year-old in 1997, but who had fled to Israel where he was eligible for citizenship (Israeli law prohibited extraditing an Israeli national) and whose case strained U.S.-Israeli relations prompting an overhaul of Israeli extradition law when he was sentenced to 24 years in prison by an Israeli court.



Cause of Death: Shot to death during a prison standoff


Born: July 25, 1980


Died: February 23, 2014


Location: Tel Aviv, Israel