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Lebanese surrenders to Sydney police after allegedly killing wife

This picture taken from Facebook shows Margaret Tannous who was allegedly murdered by her husband.

BEIRUT: A Lebanese man turned himself over to police after allegedly killing his wife in Sydney, Australia, Australian media reported.

55-year-old George Tannous allegedly killed his wife Margaret, 47, Monday night in an apartment in the southwestern Sydney suburb of Bankstown. Margaret, who suffered severe head wounds, reportedly died shortly after arrival at the hospital.

The Lebanese couple have two children, reports said. None of the media reports offered a motive for the attack.

The Australian newspaper reported that Tannous was charged with murder for beating his wife to death.

A judge refused Tannous bail, and the suspect did not enter a plea, The Australian said on its website.

Tannous, who had a shaved head and spoke through an Arabic translator, showed little emotion during the brief hearing, according to the report.

The couple's son, Elie, posted a photo of his mother and an emotional tribute on Facebook.

"My mother my angel my life my queen the closest person to me. How could this happen to you," he wrote.

"You were the strongest woman, the strongest PERSON i knew, you taught me that the most power you have in this life is in your brain and not your fists or muscles, you taught me to do right by people even though they do wrong to you ... everything in this world you sacrificed for me and my sister ... I'm so proud to be called your son."





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