BEIRUT: The husband of a pregnant woman, who was found dead in her apartment in Zghorta, in north Lebanon, last month, confessed to his wife's murder, police said in a statement Monday.
Twenty-one-year-old Fatima Bakour Ghorani, who was seven months into her pregnancy, was found murdered on Aug. 21.
Although police had initially suspected theft as the original motive, as some of Ghorani's jewelry was missing, after further investigation her husband emerged as the main suspect.
The Internal Security Forces said the man, identified by his initials K. G., confessed he had an intense personal dispute with his wife the night before her murder.
Police said the man, 32, taped his wife’s mouth, tied her hands and feet with duct tape and killed her by stabbing using kitchen knife.
He then manipulated the crime scene to make it appear as though it was a robbery gone awry.
According to police, Ghorani cleaned the knife, returned it to its place, and stole three rings and two bracelets as well as an undisclosed amount of money, leaving the safe box open.
He also left the door of his house open before he left for work.
Ghorani was arrested and referred to the relevant judiciary.