Husband of 23-year-old aspiring actress found bashed to death in her own home is charged with her murder after mysteriously being put under police guard in hospital
- Sabah Hafiz, 23, was allegedly bashed to death in her western Sydney home
- Husband Adam Cureton, 24, was arrested on Thursday at a home in Maroubra
- Cureton will appear in Parramatta Local Court on Friday charged with murder
The husband of a woman who was found bashed to death in her home has been charged with her murder.
Sabah Hafiz, 23, was found suffering from multiple injuries in her Wentworthville home, in Sydney’s western suburbs, early Wednesday.
Despite desperate attempts to save her she died at the scene.
Police launched a search for her husband Adam Cureton, 24, who was arrested 32 hours later at a home in the beachside suburb of Maroubra on Thursday morning.
He was taken to Maroubra Police Station before being taken to Prince of Wales Hospital where he was kept under police guard for observation.
Cureton is expected to appear in the Parramatta Local Court on Friday over her death.
Sabah Hafiz, 23, (pictured) died at her western Sydney unit on Wednesday morning
Her husband Adam Cureton, 24, (pictured) was arrested on Thursday at a home in Maroubra
During this dramatic arrest Cureton could be heard screaming his wife’s name, according to footage supplied by NSW Police.
The estranged father of Ms Hafiz wept as he arrived at the scene on Wednesday.
‘She was a good girl,’ he told the Daily Telegraph.
Ms Hafiz’s father said he had never met Cureton but understood the pair had been married for a few years.
Police said Ms Hafiz had been allegedly assaulted and they don’t believe a weapon had been used.
Adam Cureton, 24, was taken to Maroubra Police Station but was later taken to hospital, where he remains under police guard. He’s pictured being stretchered away by paramedics
A post mortem is yet to be performed to determine her cause of death and a report will be compiled for the Coroner.
‘It is a tragic outcome — we are taking it extremely seriously and we have established a strike force to investigate the circumstances,’ Detective Acting Superintendent Simon Glasser told reporters.
Ms Hafiz has a StarNow.com listing in which she describes herself as an aspiring model and extra who was seeking work in the showbusiness industry.
‘I’m trying to get experience in this field and if I do get paid, that’s great too,’ Ms Hafiz wrote.
Adam Cureton was arrested at a Maroubra home on Thursday morning, 32 hours after his wife died at their western Sydney home. Pictured is his dramatic arrest
Cureton was heard in police footage screaming his wife’s name as he was put into a police van
‘It’s something I never thought about doing, but I do enjoy being spontaneous and trying new hobbies from time to time so yeah, really keen to do this.’
Neighbours at the Lane Street complex said the couple were relatively quiet.
‘She was kind of like a loner. She didn’t really speak to anyone, but she was really an attractive woman,’ a man who lives one floor above them said.
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