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Police says 37-year-old man under interrogation for allegedly killing his wife

By Rana Husseini - Feb 24,2024 - Last updated at Feb 24,2024


AMMAN — Authorities are questioning a 37-year-old man who allegedly stabbed and killed his wife in Ramtha over the weekend, official sources said on Saturday.

The 32-yrar-old victim was reportedly stabbed by her husband following a domestic dispute while at their home at dawn on Friday, Police Spokesperson Lt. Col. Amer Sartawi said.

“The suspect was arrested and referred shortly after the stabbing incident and referred to the concerned authorities for further questioning and indictment,” Sartawi told The Jordan Times.

The police official added that police seized a “sharp object [kitchen knife] at the scene of the crime”.

“The weapon was sent to the Forensic and Laboratories Department for DNA testing and further examination,” Sartawi said.

The victim’s body was transferred to a nearby hospital for further analysis, according to a statement by the Public Security Department (PSD).

A team of government pathologists headed by Ali Shotar performed an autopsy on the victim on Friday, according to a senior medical source.

"The victim, a mother of three, was stabbed 10 times and most of the stabbed wounds were not life threatening," the senior medical source told The Jordan Times.

However, the victim received one fatal stabbed to the neck that hit a major artery and caused a severe bleeding that led to the woman's death, according to the senior medical source.

The suspect was ordered detained by the prosecutor at a correctional and rehabilitation center for 15 days pending further investigations into the incident, a senior judicial source said.

“We plan to summon the couple’s family members and relatives to learn more about the couple’s marital problem’s history,” the senior judicial source added.


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