Detroit serial killer sentenced for killing 4 women, sexually assaulting 2

Man accused of stabbing sister competent for trial

Ursula Watson
The Detroit News

Dearborn — Forensic report results say a Dearborn man accused of stabbing his sister to death competent to stand trial.

Haron Rajeh Elmawri appeared Friday in 19th District Court Dearborn for a competency hearing before Judge Sam Salamey.

Elmawri is being held on a $1 million cash bond on charges of first-degree murder and torture.

Both crimes carry a sentence of life in prison.

He is in the Wayne County Jail.

The judge scheduled Elmawri’s preliminary hearing for Tuesday.

Dressed in yellow prison garb, Elmawri fidgeted with his handcuffs and shifted his weight back and forth.

According to Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, the then 23-year-old strangled and stabbed sister Asyh Elmawri, 30, multiple times with a knife in his home on the 7500 block of Bingham in July.

Family members called police.

Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a release last year that it appeared to be “domestic violence incident that escalated.”

"Our hearts go out to the family of the victim,” Haddad added.

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