||Domestic Partner Held on $1M Bond in Murder
by Andrew Davis
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DuPage Associate Judge Mark Dwyer set a $1 million bond on March 22 for Nicole Abusharif, 26, the accused killer of her longtime partner, Rebecca 'Becky' Klein, 32, The Daily Herald has reported.
Abusharif-Klein's roommate and partner of five years-reported her missing on March 16 after being contacted by the victim's boss, who wanted to know where she was. Klein's work vehicle was found a short distance from her home. ( The Daily Herald reported that Klein worked with developmentally disabled people. ) Detectives were on the scene shortly thereafter and found the victim's body the next day in the trunk of a Ford Mustang in the couple's garage.
During a March 21 press conference, DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett gave an account of what he believed happened to Klein: 'The allegations are that the defendant committed first-degree murder. She placed a bag over Rebecca's head with the intent to kill her and placed her body in the trunk [ and ] lied to the police concerning the key to the trunk in an effort to conceal the homicide.'
Abusharif has been charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide. Her family will try to raise the 10 percent ( or $100,000 ) for her to be released.
So far, no motive has been determined. It is also unclear if a second suspect is involved in the homicide; authorities were mum when asked about the subject during the press conference.
Anyone with information should call Villa Park police at 630-834-7447.
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