STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. A man faced a judge in Sterling Heights on Tuesday, charged with murdering his wife. FOX 2 spoke to those close to the victim, who say domestic violence should not be taken lightly.
As friends and family remember the life of a 25-year-old woman in Sterling Heights that was stabbed to death in her own home, her own husband was charged with her murder.
22-year-old Mohammed Chowdhury was charged Tuesday afternoon with his wife's murder. He called 9-1-1 on Monday, saying a group broke into the apartment and killed his wife. Police say the story didn't add up.
"Told a variety of stories to police officers and the family shortly after the incident had occured. Ultimately, it appears now that he is soley responsible," said Sterling Heights Police Lt. Robert Henigan.
"She was one girl that I wanted to be," said Sumaiah Ahmed. "Either you want to be with her, you want to be friends with her."
Friends of the victim just spent time with her nine days ago. They knew the University of Michigan-Dearborn student well. They didn't want to show her picture on television out of respect to the family.
"She's always smiling and stuff. You (would) never see any pain or anything," said Mahmuda Begum.
Her friends didn't know her husband very well, but are hoping to spread awareness about domestic abuse. Police had been to their place before.
"(As) Muslim (girls) living here, there's a lot of pressure on us... but it's okay," Begum said. "There are people like us who are here to help you."
Chowdhury will appear in court again on October ninth for a preliminary hearing.