Moment. The husband of the Arab pop idol judge kills an intruder with a fake weapon: The Lebanese star's partner is charged by police after shooting a man 16 times "to defend his family".
- Fadi El-Hachem shot the Syrian Mohammed Hassan al-Moussa 16 times in January
- The dentist El-Hachem is the husband of the former Arab idol judge Nancy Ajram
- Mr. El-Hachem has been charged with "premeditated murder but in legitimate self-defense".
- Mr al-Moussa's family claim he is a gardener who worked for the couple
The husband of a Lebanese superstar shot and killed a masked intruder who brandished a counterfeit weapon in terrifying CCTV footage.
Fadi El-Hachem – the husband of the dentist of the former Arab idol judge Nancy Ajram – shot the Syrian Mohammed Hassan al-Moussa 16 times during the break-in north of Beirut.
El-Hachem was charged with "premeditated murder but in legitimate self-defense" following the January shooting.
Security footage shows a hooded al-Moussa wearing a black mask over the lower half of his face and crouching as he walks on the grounds of the luxury property.
In the house, al-Moussa can be seen looking over a room with a large Christmas tree before slowly creeping through the house.
The couple's three daughters – 11, 9 and 1 years old – were on the property at the time.
Fadi El-Hachem (left with Nancy Ajram) – the dentist husband of former Arab idol judge Nancy Ajram (right) – was charged by police after he shot a masked intruder after he entered the house with a fake weapon her family had broken into
CCTV footage shows El-Hachem chasing al-Moussa into another room (picture) before a bright flash of light can be seen as he fires his weapon
When al-Moussa notices someone is turning a corner, he quickly pulls out a gun. The man grabs an object – presumably a piece of furniture – to shield himself and tries to escape.
But al-Moussa forces the man to stay in place by aiming his gun directly at him.
The footage then shows three men – one of whom is El-Hachem – entering the room from the left.
al-Moussa emerges from behind and points his gun at the men as he scurries along a back wall.
El-Hachem chases al-Moussa into another room and a bright flash of light can be seen as he fires his weapon.
al-Moussa's family claim that he is a gardener who worked for the couple and went inside to ask for whatever money was due to him.
A masked al-Moussa looks out over a room in the house. The couple's three daughters – 11, 9 and 1 years old – were on the property at the time
The footage shows three men – one of whom is El-Hachem – entering the room from the left
Security footage showed a masked rifleman apparently breaking into their home while the couple's three daughters – 11, nine and one (pictured) – were inside
The armed El-Hachem shot the intruder 16 times during a fight. It was later found that al-Moussa's weapon was counterfeit.
El-Hachem is unlikely to face the maximum sentence of 20 years normally imposed in murder cases, as al-Moussa's death is a self-defense.
Ms. Ajram, 37, and al-Moussa's family went on TV to talk about what happened, The Times reports.
Ms. Ajram – who claims her family doesn't know al-Moussa – was hiding in the bathroom when they realized someone had broken into.
She insisted that El-Hachem al-Moussa shot dead to protect the couple's young children and said in an interview: “Most of all, Fadi is a father and husband. He is human. & # 39;
El-Hachem (right, pictured with his family) was charged with "premeditated murder but in legitimate self-defense" after the shooting in January
The armed El-Hachem (pictured with Mrs. Ajram) shot the intruder 16 times during a fight. It was later found that al-Moussa's weapon was counterfeit
Both 37-year-old Ms. Ajram (pictured) and al-Moussa's family have gone on television to talk about what happened
Ms. Ajram is the face of several top brands in the Arab world after becoming known as a teenage singer.
The shooting of al-Moussa met with great interest in the country, with many commenting on his Syrian nationality.
More than a million Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war are currently in Lebanon.
Ms. Ajram – who claim the family (pictured) don't know al-Moussa – was hiding in the bathroom when they realized someone had broken into
Ms. Ajram (pictured) is the face of several top brands in the Arab world after becoming known as a teenage singer
Many work as contract workers and are open to exploitation as work permits are notoriously difficult to obtain.
The number of Syrians currently living in Lebanon is controversial for some.
Most of the refugees are Sunni Muslims, some of whom Shiite and Christian populations in Lebanon fear that they could jeopardize the country's religious balance.
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