Ahmad Shareef is a man from Pennsylvania who has been charged in a brutal murder where a woman’s head was cut from her body. According to police reports Ahmad Shareef would attack Leila Al Raheel inside of their home and would decapitate the victim. When officers arrived on the scene they would find the head of the victim in the kitchen. Ahmad Shareef would be arrested blocks away from the Philadelphia home. Ahmad Shareef has been charged with murder. Leila Al Raheel was Ahmad Shareef wife
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Police on Wednesday released the name of the man accused of decapitating his wife in a gruesome afternoon incident that shocked neighbors.
Ahmad Shareef, 34, is charged with murder and other offenses in the incident, police say.
The victim, 41-year-old Leila Al Raheel, was pronounced dead before 1 p.m. Tuesday at a home on the 300 block of Magee Avenue. Later that day, police found Shareef hiding and he was taken into custody.
A knife was recovered from the scene.
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A man is facing charges after investigators say a woman was found decapitated inside a Philadelphia home Tuesday afternoon.
The gruesome discovery was made at a property on the 300 block of Magee Avenue just before 1 p.m., according to police
Officers found a 41-year-old woman with a ‘severed head’ on the kitchen floor of the home, police said.
A man, later identified as 34-year-old Ahmad Shareef, was arrested blocks away from the house.
Prosecutors announced charges against Shareef hours after the brutal killing, including murder and abuse of a corpse. He is being held without bail.
Neighbors who spoke to FOX 29 claimed Shareef was known for lewd, bizarre and sometimes threatening behavior.
“The older I got, the more I could see something was wrong in that house,” Gabriel Ramirez said. “There are young girls in that house and I don’t know what they’ve had to endure their whole lives.”
Police say no children where home at the time of the gruesome murder. A witness reportedly helped identify Shareef, leading to a quick arrest.
“The adults in that house are completely unhinged,” one neighbor said. “It’s a house of horrors, I feel bad for those children, it’s devastating.”