Relatives attend the funeral of British radio host Gavin Ford, who hosted one of Lebanon's most popular shows, at Mar Sassine Church in Beit-Mery, East of Beirut, on december 2, 2018. AFP / AA / ANWAR AMRO
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A Mount Lebanon investigative judge has called for the death penalty for two men accused of murdering Radio One host Gavin Ford at his home last November. Judge Nadim al-Nashef Sunday officially indicted Syrian nationals Issa Jasem al-Hneish, 28, and Hussein Ali Bakdash, 24 .According to Hneish, Bakdash refused.Bakdash arrived at Ford's house in Broummana on the morning of Nov. 27, 2018, posing as someone sent by a person who allegedly used to find sexual partners for Ford.Bakdash and Ford chatted before moving into Ford's bedroom, according to the indictment. When Ford tried to undress Bakdash, Bakdash struck him with a Pepsi bottle.
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