By the time Maged Al-Harazi plunged the knife into his partner’s body, their battle had been raving for hours.
Al-Harazi stabbed Sabah Al-Mdwali, 28, lots of times in a relentless attack as she nursed their infant boy. Cops discovered her dead on her bed with 57 knife injuries.
It would be the young couple’s last argument, but it had not been the.
The couple’s move from the ancient Yemeni capital of Sanaa to sign up with Al-Mdwali’s household in Canberra’s leafy southern suburban areas nearly a year earlier had given pressure in their marital relationship.
Al-Harazi felt choked, uneasy and homesick as he fought to adapt to life in Australia. His English was bad – as was his partner’s – and he had a hard time to hold down a job.
Enduring psychological illness manifested as anxiety and bouts of psychosis and he was desperate to go back to Yemen because he was “speaking with God”.
Hours before the couple’s last clash, he had lost his job and signed a file that dedicated the set and their 3 children to stay in their Gordon home for another year.