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Man arrested in alleged murder of 69-year-old woman

Officers ruled her death as a homicide.
Credit: 12 News
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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department has arrested a suspect in its investigation into the alleged murder of a  69-year-old Valley woman on Friday.

Officers' prime suspect, 34-year-old Nashwan Yousif, is reportedly the victim's son, police said. Yousif was located and taken into custody where police allegedly developed probable cause to charge him with murder.

The woman, 69-year-old Nasra Mani, is reportedly the victim of a homicide that took place at her home near the intersection of Norterra Parkway & West Gambit Trail, police said.

Mani's other son, Nawar Yousif, found her at home unresponsive and with an unusual chest wound, police said. Officers suspected it was a chest wound and found no signs of forced entry into the home.

Nawar allegedly told officers that Nashwan, who was not at the scene, and Mani were the only residents of the home, police said. Neighbors said they heard screaming coming from Mani's home at around 1:30 p.m. and captured Nashwan on their security camera at the residence at 12:45 p.m.

Nashwan allegedly stated that he hadn't seen his mother for the past week, but then admitted to being at the house when officers told him of the security camera, police said. 

Nashwan was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder.

Credit: Phoenix PD



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