You are here

'Man killed by wife, two daughters'

By Rana Husseini - Feb 01,2014 - Last updated at Feb 01,2014

AMMAN — Criminal Court Prosecutor Ramzi Nawayseh on Saturday charged a 44-year-old woman and her two daughters with the murder of their husband/father on Friday in the town of Jiza near Queen Alia International Airport, according to an official source.

The mother and her daughters, aged 17 and 19, allegedly confessed to the murder, a senior official source told The Jordan Times.

“The suspects claimed that the victim returned home drunk and they had a heated argument about the matter,” the source said.

In their initial confession to the police and Nawayseh, the suspects claimed that one of them pushed the victim and he fell and hit a gas heater.

“The three then jumped on him and strangled him to death with their hands,” the source added.

“Family problems could be behind the killing but further investigations will help us learn more about the incident,” he noted.

The victim’s body was sent to the National Institute of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy, and blood and tissue samples were sent to the criminal lab for further analysis, according to the source.

Nawayseh issued orders for the woman and her 19-year-old daughter to be ordered detained at Jweideh Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre. While the 17-year-old was sent to a juvenile correctional centre pending further investigations.


220 users have voted.


Get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day.