Man arrested after allegedly stabbing ex-wife to death

Posted at 2:50 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 23:26:06-04

A Clarksville man allegedly stabbed his ex-wife to death then stabbed himself.

According Clarksville Police officials, it happened on Oct. 20, around 5 a.m. at a home on the 500 block of Bellamy Lane.

Officers found 41-year-old Leila Chanane dead with "multiple lacerations and incisions throughout her body."

Officers later found her estranged husband 40-year-old Hamid Houbbadi inside the home with apparent self-inflicted wounds.

They determined that the pair got into physical altercation during which Chanane sustained her injuries.

A blood stained knife found inside of the home near the suspect which appeared to have been used during the attack and consistent with the victim’s injuries.

They weren't currently living together, and had a prior history of domestic violence in another jurisdiction.

Hamid Houbbadi was taken into custody and treated at a Nashville hospital for his injuries. Once discharged, he was charged with Criminal Homicide.