This handout picture shows Fadi Ghazi Askar who shot and killed his wife, Nada Bahlawan at dawn Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (The Daily Star/ISF, HO)
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Beirut's First Investigative Judge Ghassan Oueidat issued an indictment Wednesday for a man who allegedly killed his ex-wife, fled to Syria, and later came back and handed himself in, the state-run National News Agency reported.Bahlawan, born in 1975, was shot and killed on Jan. 22 on the street in Beirut's Ras al-Nabeh by a man identified by eyewitnesses and via CCTV as her husband, Fadi Ghazi Askar, born in 1967, a security source told The Daily Star at the time.In his decision, Oueidat called for the death penalty for Askar, on the grounds that he committed a felony under Article 549 of the Penal Code, as well as an offense under Article 73 of the Weapons Act for the transfer of an unauthorized hunting gun.
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