Fairfax Co. man charged with murder of his father

A Fairfax County man has been arrested on charges of killing his father at the home they shared.

The Fairfax County Police Department said in a statement it was called to a home on Justis Place, in the Alexandria section, at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found Talat Hassanein, 82, at the bottom of the basement stairs. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives discovered significant trauma to Hassanein’s body and determined the death was not accidental, and that Samy Hassanein, 36, who lived with his father and was present during the investigation, “fatally assaulted” him.

He was charged with second-degree murder and is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

Detectives are asking anyone with more information regarding this incident to call the FCPD Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips also can be submitted through Crime Solvers.

Below is a map of the neighborhood where the crime occurred:

Ciara Wells

Ciara Wells is a freelance digital writer/editor at WTOP. She is a recent graduate of American University where she studied journalism and Spanish. Before joining WTOP, she was the opinion team editor at a student publication and a content specialist at an HBCU in Detroit.

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