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Woman charged in nephew's fatal stabbing testifies at her murder trial

Andira Abdelazizm, 37, had affair with Mohammed Abdelaziz, 25, prosecutors say

SAN ANTONIO – A 37-year-old woman testified Tuesday in her murder trial about the physical and mental abuse she claimed she suffered at the hands of her 25-year-old nephew who she is accused of killing.

Andira Abdelaziz is charged in the August 2016 stabbing death of Mohammed Abdelaziz.

Prosecutors said the two were involved in a romantic affair for three years before the stabbing, which the defendant's lawyers said was in self-defense.

Andira Abdelaziz told jurors about some of the alleged abuse that she was subjected to.

"I would get close to him and I would cover my head. And then he would tell me to put my hands down to my side. And he would tell me that if I covered my face, then it's going to be a closed fist," she said.

Closing arguments in the trial are expected to begin Wednesday.

If a jury finds Andira Abdelaziz guilty of murder, she could face a maximum punishment of life in prison.


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