July 28, 2014 at 1:00 am

Brother charged with murdering woman who was strangled, stabbed

Haron Rajeh Elmawri (Dearborn Police Department)

Dearborn — A 23-year-old Dearborn man accused of killing his sister in his home on the 7500 block of Bingham was arraigned Monday in the city’s 19th District Court.

After reviewing the warrant for Haron Rajeh Elmawri, Judge Sam Salamey ordered him held on a $1 million cash bond on charges of first-degree murder and torture.

Both crimes carry a sentence of life in prison.

Police were not releasing the name of the deceased Monday afternoon but the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said the victim was the defendant’s sister, Asyh Elmawri, 30.

According to prosecutors, Haron Elmawri strangled his sister and stabbed her multiple times with a knife.

Family members called police, who arrived at the home at 1:40 p.m. Saturday.

“This appears to be a domestic violence incident that escalated,” Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a release. “Our hearts go out to the family of the victim.”

Haron Elmawri hesitated Monday when asked by the judge who else lived in the house besides himself.

After remaining silent, he asked the judge to repeat the question before saying, “I can’t answer that.”

An answer was provided by Dearborn Police Cpl. James Issacs, who said that a brother lives at the home as well.

Salamey set a preliminary examination for 9 a.m. Aug. 8.

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