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Arraignment rescheduled for man who allegedly confessed to wife's murder

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VISTA (CNS) - Arraignment was rescheduled to a week from Tuesday for a man who allegedly confessed to stabbing to death his wife of more than 40 years in their Escondido home.

Abdul Rehman Ibrahim, 67, walked into Escondido police headquarters around 3:30 a.m. on June 23 and volunteered that he had "killed his wife with a knife," according to Escondido police Lt. Neal Griffin.

Officers then went to the couple's home at 1165 Catspaw Place, where they found a woman who had been fatally stabbed, apparently as she slept in her bed, Griffin said. Police later identified the victim as 64-year-old Shambanoo Ibrahim and said she was stabbed numerous times in the upper body.

"There were no signs of forced entry or a struggle of any kind," Griffin said last month. "Abdul and Shambanoo Ibrahim have resided in the home for many years and were married for more than 40 years."

The defendant was charged last week with murder. It was not clear why his arraignment had to be rescheduled.

Ibrahim -- who's being held in lieu of $5 million bail -- faces 26 years to life in prison if convicted.

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