Jihad 'David' Hamdan

Jihad 'David' Hamdan

Husband charged with fatally stabbing wife

By Brie Handgraaf

Staff Writer

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A Rocky Mount woman was fatally stabbed at her home Saturday night, according to police reports. Her husband has been charged with first-degree murder.

Police responded shortly after 10 p.m. to an assault at a house on the 200 block of Pintail Lane. They charge that Jihad Hamdan, 26, assaulted his wife, Alia Harbi Odeh, with a knife and fled the scene.

Odeh, 23, was pronounced dead at Nash General Hospital.

Hamdan turned himself in to police several hours after the assault and was charged with first-degree murder. He was jailed in Nash County without bond.

Police said a disturbance call was reported Friday night at the same residence, but no one was injured and no arrests were made.

“We are exploring this as being a possible domestic violence situation,” Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said.

Odeh’s death is the third homicide in Rocky Mount in 2014.


So sad

So sad

Slow Telegram

This happened Saturday Night. Why did it take the telegram days to report this? https://www.facebook.com/stopcrimeinrmt reported this when it happened!!! Who are yall trying to protect telegram?

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