BEIRUT

Lebanon News

Man confesses to killing 21-year-old in east Lebanon

A general view of Baalbek city. (The Daily Star/archive)

BEIRUT: A Syrian man in custody confessed to killing a 21-year-old woman nearly two months ago in east Lebanon, the Internal Security Forces said in a statement Tuesday.

The body of a woman was found on Dec. 27, 2013 in a Baalbek swamp without any identification. Police conducted DNA tests and identified the woman by her initials, G.H.

After thorough investigation, police arrested a Syrian man identified as S.M.,43, who lived nearby the house of the woman’s father.

During interrogation, the man confessed to stabbing the woman and throwing her body in the swamp. He also told investigators he waited 10 minutes until he was sure she died.

The statement did not specify the motive behind the killing.

 

Recommended

Advertisement

Comments

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here