Last week The Jewish Week reported that Deborah Feldman's story about a murder of a son by his father because his father caught him masturbating appeared to false. Now it has more information to support that claim.
Last week, The Jewish Week reported that it had a copy of the death certificate of the individual Feldman claimed was murdered.
In Feldman's book, he was 13 years old and died after his father caught in the basement masturbating and cut off the boy's penis and slashed his neck with a jig saw.
But the death certificate says the boy was 20 and that his death was a suicide – he sliced his own neck with a circular saw.
Now The Jewish Week has updated its post with this:
Lt. Glenn Miner, a spokesman for the NY State Police told The Jewish Week the incident in question "was investigated by the state police and was determined not to be a homicide."
It looks bad for Feldman.