UPDATE: Holt suspects accused of murder back in court today

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UPDATE (6:17 p.m.) – We’re here for you tonight with an update involving a mid-Michigan homicide. A Holt woman accused of killing her husband was back in court today along with her boyfriend, who police say helped her with the crime.

35-year-old Ammar Al-Yasari was found dead in his Holt home last month. Less than a week later, police arrested 27-year-old Jacob Ficher in connection with his death.

Not long after that, Al-Yasari’s wife, Bdour Al-Yasari was arrested and charged with Ammar’s murder. 

After six hours of presenting evidence in court today, the judge determined there is enough evidence to continue in this case.

Bodour Al-Yasari waived her right for a preliminary hearing, but Ficher, who’s charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder, was defended by his lawyer.

Ten witnesses took the stand today in a Mason courtroom, sharing what they know leading to the death of 35-year-old Ammar Al-Yasari.

In a mesage thread prior to Al-Yasari’s death, his wife Bdour was talking to Ficher.

One of the messages read, “Why doesn’t something bad happen to him?”

It’s still unclear exactly how Al-Yasari was killed, but the medical examiner says he had at least 24 wounds on his face and neck.

Witnesses say Ficher went to a nearby bar two days after the murder, telling the bartender he committed a homicide.

Detectives also mentioned Al-Yasari’s house smelled like bleach when they first arrived.

Both Bdour and Ficher will be back in court on April 3rd.

Stay with 6 News as this case develops.


UPDATE (3:20 p.m.) – Jacob Ficher will stand trial for open murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the February death of Ammar Al-Yasari.  Earlier today Bdour Al-Yasari waived her prelimary exam in the death of her husband.  They will be back in court April 3.

UPDATE (10:13 a.m.) – Bdour Al-Yasari waived her right to a preliminary examination in connection with the murder of her husband.

Her bond was denied and she will be back in court April 3.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Holt woman accused for killing her husband will be in court later today for a preliminary exam.

Bdour Al-Yasari is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

She, along with 27-year-old Jacob Ficher,  are accused of killing Ammar Al-Yasari in early February.

Investigators say they have sufficient evidence against both Al-Yasari and Ficher.

The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. and a 6 News crew will be in the courtroom to update this story online and on 6 News.

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