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Police release more details in domestic homicide

Last Updated Apr 18, 2018 at 3:01 pm MDT

Horrific details are coming to light in the death of a young Calgary woman, who was murdered by a man she once dated.

Calgary Police Service will be speaking Wednesday afternoon about the March 25 death of Nadia El-Dib, who police say was stabbed 40 times before her throat was cut and she was shot.

Investigators say the 22-year-old left a downtown shisha bar with 21-year-old Adam Bettahar, a man she was seeing late in 2017.

They say he parked a vehicle behind a home on Maitland Drive N.E., and she was attacked inside the car.

El-Dib escaped but she was shot twice and fell to the ground in a backyard. Video evidence shows two shots were fired.

Police said this case highlights the worsening problem of domestic violence in Calgary, with calls up 45 per cent last year over the five year average.

Bettahar was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for the death, and was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with RCMP west of Edmonton.

El-Dib’s sister Racha, who spoke out against domestic violence at Nadia’s funeral, will also be speaking at CPS headquarters along with MLA Karen McPherson. 660 NEWS will have an update afterward.