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Saudi scholarship student stabbed to death in US, woman arrested


Al Walid Al Gharbi

Gulf Today Report

While the Saudi embassy in Washington is still following up on investigations into the circumstances of the killing of the Saudi citizen Al Walid Al Gharbi, Musaed Al Gharbi, the uncle of the deseased confirmed that the body was due to arrive in Saudi Arabia.

The funeral will take place over his body on Jan.30 at Asr prayer, after which burial will be held.

The murder of 25-year-old computer science student Al Walid Al Gharbi took place last Monday inside a house in Building No. 300 on Hansberry St, Philadelphia, when they found the young man with a stab wound in the neck in the bathroom on the third floor.

Gharbi's death was announced at the scene.

The Saudi embassy in the United States revealed that the suspect, a woman, Nicole Marie Rodgers, is currently under investigation after her arrest.

The Saudi embassy confirmed that it has completed the necessary procedures with the American authorities in order to arrange the transfer of the body of the deceased to the Kingdom.

The family of the deceased had previously stated that the killing of their son, Al Walid Al Gharbi, at the hands of the girl was shocking.

The 19-year-old girl was a neighbour living in the flat opposite to the Saudi national. The family said it was a heartbreaking news, which "came down on them like a thunderbolt."

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