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Man fatally stabs wife as horrified neighbors call 911

May 26, 2010 |  4:08 pm
Police say a man with a knife chased his wife through their Chino Hills neighborhood Tuesday and stabbed her to death in the street.

Samir Wahid, 39, was arrested at the scene in the death of his wife, Iman, 33, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Cindy Beavers. The couple were Lebanese immigrants, and Samir Wahid owned a construction company.

Beavers said the attack began inside the couple's home in the 15700 block of Sedona Drive early Tuesday afternoon when Samir Wahid, who had not been living at the residence recently, walked in and began stabbing his wife.

Wounded, she managed to escape the house, Beavers said, but her husband followed.

He jumped in his vehicle and chased her down the street for 100 yards before stopping the car and resuming his attack.

Neighbors called 911 and officers found the woman lying in a driveway with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Samir Wahid, 39, was sitting nearby, Beavers said. He cooperated with police and was taken into custody. He is being held without bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

Beavers said the couple's three children, who were at school at the time of the attack, have been placed with child protective services.

-- Kate Linthicum