An undated picture of Simon Asmar before his incarceration. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The 71-year-old Asmar, who was released from the Batroun prison, was arrested in summer 2013 over the killing of a Syrian national.Police also investigated witness testimonies alleging that Asmar and Darwish were engaged in a sexual relationship, claims categorically denied at the time by Bachir Asmar, Simon's son.Asmar worked at prominent Lebanese television stations.Asmar's collaboration with late charismatic TV presenter Riad Sharara has marked the history of Lebanese TV.
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