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Bahaa A. Sam, 47, faces first degree murder in the death of his wife, Nermeen Gamal Sam, 38, according to police. The husband has a history of domestic battery charges, court records show.

Tinley Park resident Bahaa A. Sam, 47, has been charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife, Nermeen Gamal Sam, 38, according to police.

, said Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubauer.

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Police responded at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, to an ambulance call to the home, a police press release stated. A public works employee had spotted Nermeen Sam's body next to a tree outside and called 911, Neubauer said.

Bahaa Sam was immediately taken into custody, the release stated. He was charged Wednesday night and booked in to Will County Jail, Neubauer said. A bond hearing for Bahaa Sam is at 1:30 p.m. in Joliet.

The couple's four children were placed in the custody of relatives, he said.

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Police had responded to multiple domestic violence calls involving the Sams, and Bahaa Sam had been charged, Neubauer said. In a phone interview Thursday, the chief said he did not immediately have the information concerning how many times police responded, when the most recent call was or when Bahaa Sam had been charged.

According to the Will County Circuit Court website, Bahaa Sam was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, which was reduced to battery, in June of this year. An emergency protective order against him also was filed that same month by Nermeen Sam and the couple's four children, records indicate. That order was dropped in July, according to court records.

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Bahaa Sam also was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and resisting a police officer in October 2005, according to Will County Circuit Court records. He was found not guilty on the domestic battery charge and guilty on the charge of resisting an officer, court records state.


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mike December 22, 2012 at 09:10 AM
Hey vince where can I found the photos and video that you add pls.
Riri December 25, 2012 at 06:25 AM
It's stories like these that make me sick...Again, kids have to pay the price, if not their own life, its losing the one woman that was going to insure they have a great life. Makes me sad. And just a question...which book did you read that stated this is shariia law??? And how does this apply to a Christian? Was your source a reliable one? As in have you asked anyone who's studied shariia law, or was the source just someone who's read a random book which probably not written by a true shariia follower?? I'm interested. Either way, my thoughts and prayers are with these children and all children who are victimized each day around the world--not just in TP.
Veronica boutros December 26, 2012 at 02:41 AM
from nermine boutros and i am a really good friend of hers and i want to tell all of you that she is a perfect friend and a perfect mother she did the best that she could for her kids and for her husband she broke my heart when i figured out she is gone i will love and miss her dearly may she RIP in heaven she is looking down at us and her kids may they be blessed with love and know that there mother is watching them we will love and miss you forever you are in my heart and i will never forget you and i hope you know that
Da Ja Fi December 31, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Yeah thats awesome, some people are just ignorant just ignore them. <3
Da Ja Fi December 31, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Yeah I say just ignore these idiots who make uneducated rude comments. We call them trolls here online.


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