On Tuesday, the Lebanese judiciary charged Fadi Al-Hashem, the husband of actress Nancy Ajram, with intentional killing in a legitimate case of self-defense, against the background of killing a masked man who sneaked into his house, in the Kesrouan area, north of Beirut, with the aim of theft at the beginning of the current year, and threatened to kill him and his family.
The Investigative Judge in Mount Lebanon, Nicolas Mansour, issued an indictment in which Al-Hashem was accused of killing the Syrian Muhammad Al-Mousa with 18 bullets, from a military pistol, inside his home in Mount Lebanon.
Judge Mansour considered that Al-Hashem’s actions apply to the crime of intentional killing, stipulated in Article 547 of the Penal Code, which provides for hard labor for up to 20 years, but the investigating judge has sympathized this crime with Article 228 of the Penal Code, which exempts the perpetrator from punishment, if The crime took place in the context of legitimate self-defense.
Judge Mansour Al-Hashem referred to the Criminal Court in Mount Lebanon for trial.
Moussa had sneaked into the villa of the artist Ajram, in New Suhaila, about twenty kilometers north of Beirut, on the night of the fourth to the fifth of last January, while he was masked and armed with a pistol. Musa arrived at the bedroom of Al-Hashem’s three children, and threatened to kill him and his family if he did not guide him to the treasury of money and jewelry, so Al-Hashem rushed to bring his pistol, and shot the attacker and shot him with 18 bullets.
Judge Mansour indicated in the merits of his indictment that “Al-Hashem’s exaggeration in firing this amount of bullets at the dead body expresses that he has exhausted all means of self-defense, and appears to be the result of a revolution of anger and fear for his wife and children.” Al-Hashem was arrested shortly after the accident to carry out the legal requirements, but he was released after two days and left under investigation and banned from travel.