Criminal Law

Murder Charges Filed Against Man Accused of Murdering Wife, 3 Adult Daughters in Illinois

Murder charges were filed Tuesday against a suburban Chicago man accused of killing his wife and three adult daughters in what police have described as a domestic-related shooting.

Maher Kassem, 63, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and made his first court appearance Tuesday. Police allege he shot four family members after an argument at their home Sunday morning in Tinley Park, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Chicago.

Killed in the shooting were Majeda Kassem, 53; twins Halema and Zahia Kassem, both 25; and Hanan Kassem, 24. The couple also had two adult sons, including one who also lived at the home.

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