Elmarwi prelim adjourned for competency evaluation

Haron Elmawri

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — The preliminary examination of the evidence against the Dearborn man accused of strangling and stabbing his sister to death has been adjourned until December.

Haron Rajeh Elmawri, 23, appeared for the exam before 19th District Court Judge Sam Salamey on the charges of first degree murder and torture Friday, but the hearing was adjourned at the request of defense attorneys to allow for Elmawri to receive a competency exam for criminal responsibility.

The preliminary exam now is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 12 before Salamey.

Elmawri is accused of strangling and stabbing to death Asyh Elmawri, 30, in her house during a domestic violence incident July 26.

Elmarwi continues to be held in the Wayne County Jail and bond was continued by Salamey at $1 million with a GPS tether if released.

Police were notified of a stabbing that occurred in the 7500 block of Bingham about 1:40 p.m. July 26.

Officers arrived and found the lifeless body of Asyh Elmawri inside her house with multiple stab wounds. A report from the Wayne County Medical Examiner following an autopsy revealed that she also had been strangled.

Elmawri was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

Following Elmarwi’s arrest, Police Chief Ronald Haddad said that the incident appeared to be “a domestic violence incident that escalated.”

(Bob Oliver can be reached at boliver@bewickpublications.com.)