Iraqi Green Card Holder Sentenced For Murdering His Wife And Burying Her In Front Of Son

Joe Simonson | Media Reporter

Fahad Saeed was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison after he admitted to killing his ex-wife and burying her remains in front of their 3-year-old son.

The 28-year-old green card holder and Iraqi national expressed no remorse for killing his former wife in the Cleveland, Ohio courtroom.

“Things happen,” Saeed told the court through an Arabic interpreter just before a judge imposed his sentence for pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping and burglary charges.

Roaa Al-Dhannoon first went missing in October 2016 from her apartment. Investigators did not find her body until May of the next year.

In a 2016 November interview with FBI agents, the couple’s toddler said “daddy put mommy in the pickies near the horses,” referring to the park’s carousel.

Saeed will be subject to deportation after he is released from prison.

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