Ottawa police were called to a report of a stabbing in the 1800 block of Baseline Rd on June 15th at approximately 6:45pm.
Police were searching for 54-year-old Hamid Ayoub in relation to the murder. Ayoub was arrested at approximately 11:00pm and charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Hanadi Mohammed, 50. Ayoub has also been charged with attempted murder of his adult daughter who suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
According to CBC, Ayoub had not been living with his estranged wife for approximately a year and Hanadi Mohammed tried to obtain a restraining order against Ayoub three months ago due to incidents of violence and stalking.