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57 Year Old Son Charged with First Degree Murder of Mother

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Major Crimes detectives have charged Hani Haleem, age 57, of Iris Street in Rockville, with the murder of his 82-year-old mother, Somaya Haleem, of the same address.

On Thursday, September 4 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Fire/Rescue personnel and 4th District officers responded to 4610 Iris Street in Rockville for a house fire. Fire/Rescue units rescued Somaya Haleem from a second-story window. She was transported to a local trauma center where she was pronounced deceased. An examination of her body revealed stab wounds in addition to injuries caused by the fire.

Detectives interviewed her adult son, Hani Haleem, who lived with his mother at that residence. During the interview, Hani Haleem admitted to stabbing his mother multiple times. Investigators believe he then started a fire in the home.

The victim’s body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. The findings of the autopsy are pending.

Hani Haleem has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond. He will appear at a bond review hearing in Rockville tomorrow, Friday, September 5 at 1:00 p.m.


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Release ID: 14-329
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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