A Lebanese investigative judge on Thursday demanded the death penalty for a suspected killer of a British woman whose body was found near Beirut two months ago.
Lebanese officials said Judge Hanna Breidi issued an indictment Thursday demanding the maximum penalty for Tarek Houshi, 29, accusing him of raping Rebecca Dykes before strangling her with a rope.
They added that Uber driver Houshi raped and killed Dykes in Beirut then threw her body off a road east of the capital.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
Dykes was found dead on Dec. 16 on the side of a road, strangled and reportedly showing signs of sexual assault. Houshi was arrested days later.
Breidi referred Houshi to the criminal court.
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