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The Bobster
06-08-2013, 11:40 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/06/08/montgomery-county-husband-charged-in-stabbing-death-of-wife/

Montgomery County Husband Charged In Stabbing Death Of Wife
June 8, 2013 12:59 PM

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HATFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County man has been arrested on charges he stabbed his wife to death during a domestic dispute.

36-year-old Walid Mitwalli of Hatfield Township is charged with First Degree Murder and related offenses after allegedly stabbing his wife, Mona, multiple times with a 14-inch carving knife.

Police say they were called to the a home along the 2900 block of Denbeigh Drive shortly after 3 a.m. Friday when Mitwalli reported that his wife came at him with a knife, he grabbed the knife from her, stabbed her with it and that she was dead.

Authorities say the Mitwallis appeared to be having marital difficulties and that Mitwalli filed for a divorce from his wife in early April.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 17.

The Bobster
07-11-2013, 09:11 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Man-Charged-in-Wifes-Death-Seeks-Money-Return-215015321.html

Man Charged in Wife's Death Seeks Money Return
Thirty-six-year-old Walid Mitwalli of Hatfield Township in Montgomery County is charged with first- and third-degree murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the June 7 death of his 30-year-old wife Mona.
By Danielle Johnson | Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 | Updated 5:31 AM EDT

The lawyer representing a southeastern Pennsylvania man charged in the stabbing death of his wife last month wants authorities ordered to return $45,000 to his client.

Thirty-six-year-old Walid Mitwalli of Hatfield Township in Montgomery County is charged with first- and third-degree murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the June 7 death of his 30-year-old wife Mona.

Investigators say Mitwalli called police shortly after 3 a.m. on June 7and said that he had just stabbed his wife to death after she came after him with knife. When police arrived to the couple’s home, located on the 2900 block of Denbeigh Drive, they found 30-year-old Mona Mitwalli laying in a pool of blood on the family room floor. Police say she had been stabbed multiple times in the back, head, and throat with a 14-inch carving knife.

Investigators say troubles between the couple escalated a month before the incident. Police say Walid Mitwalli filed for divorce on April 9 in county court. On April 11, investigators say he used the Montgomery County Mental Health System to have his wife involuntarily committed. Police say a doctor determined that Mona Mitwalli did not need treatment and released her.

On April 12, police say Walid Mitwalli filed for a protection from abuse order against his wife in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. A temporary order was issued but after a hearing on April 18 the Presiding Judge denied Mitwalli’s petition and dismissed the order, investigators say.

On Wednesday, Mitwalli's lawyer petitioned Montgomery County Court to order authorities to return $45,000 to his client. The Doylestown Intelligencer says the money was in a bank safe deposit box under a friend's name, and defense attorney Hercules Pappas says his client needs it to pay attorney fees.

Pappas' petition says the money has nothing to do with the charges filed in the case nor did it stem from any criminal activity.

Prosecutors declined comment but said they would file a response.

The Bobster
11-14-2015, 04:23 PM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Norristown-Stabbing-Guilty-Plea-Murder-Wife-Husband-Pennsylvania-348954081.html

Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Wife as Children Slept
Published 3 hours ago

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A man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for stabbing his wife to death more than two years ago as their twin young daughters slept upstairs.

Walid Mitwalli, 38, entered the plea Friday in Montgomery County days before his trial was to begin. Authorities said he stabbed his wife, Mona, multiple times with a 14-inch carving knife in their Hatfield home in June 2013.

First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele called it "a terrible, terrible crime" and said he would seek a sentence of 15 to 40 years. He said the plea was acceptable to the family, who wanted the defendant to take responsibility for the slaying.

"It's an incredibly tight-knit family and they are devastated by what happened," he said.

Defense attorney John McMahon, who called the plea "the best of the possible bad outcomes" for his client, said Mitwalli has always maintained that his wife came at him with a knife first.

"He took the knife off her and, unfortunately, in kind of a heat of passion and frenzy, took her life," McMahon said. As he was escorted away, Mitwalli said "There's definitely remorse."

Authorities said in a criminal complaint that the victim had told others before her death that her husband was "extremely jealous" and she believed he was "planning something."

The Bobster
07-26-2016, 12:48 PM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Wife-Murder-Mitwalli-Norristown-388241462.html

Wife Killer Learns Fate for 'Extreme Indifference to Human Life'
Published at 7:42 AM EDT on Jul 26, 2016

A Montgomery County husband is heading to prison after admitting to stabbing his wife to death three years ago as their young daughters slept upstairs.

Thirty-nine-year-old Walid Mitwalli was sentenced Monday to up to 40 years behind bars in the slaying of his wife, Mona. He will be eligible for parole after 15 years.

Authorities say Mitwalli stabbed his wife multiple times with a 14-inch carving knife in their Hatfield home in June 2013. He pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the case.

Defense attorney John McMahon Jr. had argued that Mitwalli's wife came at him with a knife first and was in a rage when he stabbed her.

Mitwalli asked for leniency during his sentencing hearing. But a judge told him he showed an "extreme indifference to human life."