Man who murdered his wife last year sentenced to nearly 32 years in prison

Mohammad Alkurdi was sentenced to nearly 32 years in prison for the homicide of his wife, a mom of 4, last year in their Chandler condo, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office introduced on Friday.

On March 14, 2023, at about 11:20 a.m., Chandler police went to an condo complicated close to (*32*) and Frye roads on experiences {that a} man simply shot his wife.

Police discovered Alkurdi, 40, exterior the condo with his 4 youngsters, all beneath the age of 9, in accordance to a information launch from the county lawyer.

Inside the condo’s grasp closet, police discovered 39-year-old Duaa Ibrhim Youse Abu Alwaja, the suspect’s wife and mom to the youngsters, with two gunshot wounds and pronounced her lifeless.

One of the youngsters, aged seven on the time, witnessed the capturing and stated she needed to defend her mom however that the capturing occurred too quick, the discharge acknowledged.

“These younger lives will eternally see, really feel and know the affect of home violence,” county attorney Rachel Mitchell said in the release.

The shooting came after a series of domestic violence incidents that included the mother being threatened with a knife by Alkurdi, according to the news release.

The mother had reportedly been seeking help with the situation, going as far as changing the locks to the residence and gathering documents for a restraining order.

Two days shy of the year anniversary of the shooting, Alkurdi pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder, and three counts of disorderly conduct involving a weapon, amassing a total of 31.75 years to be served consecutively.

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This article initially appeared on Arizona Republic: Man who murdered his wife last year sentenced to nearly 32 years in prison

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