By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — A Dearborn man is due back in court after being accused of killing and strangling his sister during a domestic violence incident.
Haron Elmawri, 24, will return to Wayne County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. July 24 in front of Judge Timothy Kenny for a second competency hearing.
Elmawri was first ruled competent to stand trial on April 10, after his attorney submitted the request and 19th District Court Judge Salem Salamey approved the request for a competency evaluation.
“We need to make absolute sure that Elmawri is fit to withstand trial,” attorney David Cripps said. “A second competency evolution was asked for to help verify that.”
The evaluation includes a psychiatrist who determines whether Elmawri is mentally prepared to fully participate in all aspects of the trial.
“Haron has had some suicide attempts before as well as mental health issues,” Cripps said. “He even spent time in psychiatric hospitals for treatments.”
Elmawri was arrested at the scene last July for strangling and stabbing his 30-year-old sister, Asyh Elmawri, multiple times at his house in the 7500 block of Bingham.
Police ruled the situation as a domestic violence incident that escalated.
Elmawri was charged with first-degree murder and torture, and is wing held at Wayne County Jail on a $1 million bond.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])