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4 year old Witnesses Mother’s Murder

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It is not going to be a very merry Christmas for a young boy that watched his father bludgeon his mother to death. According to a report by the Huffington Post, the brutal beating happened in the Tinley Park, a suburb of Chicago.

The incident allegedly began with a fight between 47-year-old Bahaa Sam and his 38-year-old wife Nermeen Sam. The fight was allegedly over him continuing to be unemployed. She attempted to leave the house and he proceeded to follow her outside with a curling bar used for weightlifting. He beat her to death with the bar. Authorities state that she was hit with the bar at least 10 times.

The body was discovered by village workers that were riding past the residence that noticed Nermeen laying underneath a tree in the front yard of the residence. When authorities arrived, she had already died as a result of her injuries.

Authorities report that when they arrived, they were greeted by the young boy who immediately stated that, “My daddy killed my mommy.” The child was so close in proximity to the incident that he was actually splattered with his mother’s blood.

Sam is being held in the Will County jail in lieu of a $5 million bond for the charge of first degree murder. The provisions of his bond state that he must surrender both his American and Egyptian passports should he be able to post bond. The couple had four children, all of which are being kept by family members.

If you are being charged with a serious crime such as the one detailed in this story, it is very important that your rights are protected from the very beginning of the process starting with the preliminary questioning. A qualified and educated Illinois criminal defense lawyer can assist you in making sure that your rights and interests are protected.

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