Prelim scheduled for man who allegedly confessed to fatally stabbing his wife of more than 40 years

Abdul Ibrahim faces 26 years to life if convicted

VISTA, Calif. - A preliminary hearing is scheduled at the Vista Courthouse Tuesday for a man who allegedly confessed to fatally stabbing his wife of more than 40 years in their Escondido home.
   
Abdul Rehman Ibrahim, 68, is charged with murder and is alleged to have used a knife in the attack on 64-year-old Shambanoo Ibrahim. He faces 26 years to life in prison if convicted.
   
Ibrahim walked into Escondido police headquarters around 3:30 a.m. on June 23 and volunteered that he had "killed his wife with a knife," according to Escondido police Lt. Neal Griffin.
   
Officers then went to the couple's home at 1165 Catspaw Place, where they found a woman who had been stabbed numerous times in the upper body, apparently as she slept in her bed, Griffin said.
   
"There were no signs of forced entry or a struggle of any kind," Griffin said in June. "Abdul and Shambanoo Ibrahim have resided in the home for many years and were married for more than 40 years."
   
After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, a judge will decide if enough evidence was presented for Ibrahim to stand trial.

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