A judge has launched judicial proceedings against Fady Hachem, the husband of Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram, charging him with “intentional murder” for shooting a burglar who broke into his villa.
According to Lebanon’s National News Agency, Mount Lebanon Appeal Court Judge Ghada Aoun said she will be relying on articles 229 and 547 of the Lebanese penal code to initiate her prosecution.
“Article 229 generally provides for the possibility of not imposing a sentence if the act committed is substantial for self-protection. Article 547 provides that whoever intentionally kills another will be punished with forced labor for fifteen to twenty years,” according to NNA’s report.
Earlier last week, an intruder broke into Ajram’s house and was shot and killed by Hachem, a celebrity dentist. He said he shot the burglar after the attacker said he would enter one of his daughter’s bedroom.
The attacker, identified as Syrian national Mohammed Hassan al-Moussa, 30. During an interview with al-Moussa’s mother on Al Arabiya, it appeared that the Syrian was acquainted with the couple as he was working as a gardener for Ajram and Hachem.
Al-Moussa’s mother said her late son was allegedly owed money by the couple.