A Yates County grand jury has indicted a 37 year old Branchport man on charges of 2nd degree murder for an incident that occurred August 6th in the town of Torrey.
Paul Khouzam is accused of breaking into the home of his mother, 67 year old Magda Khouzam-Daoud, killing her dog and then savagely beating her with a hammer before stabbing her repeatedly with a knife. She was found unconscious in the basement of her home. Khouzam was arrested as he walked down Arrowhead Bach Road. Khouzam-Daoud remained on life support at Strong Memorial Hospital until she was transferred to a hospice facility and died October 18th.
Khouzam, who has had multiple run-ins with the law enforcement in Yates, Ontario, Schuyler and Wayne Counties, was also indicted on chargtes of burglary, aggravated cruelty to animals and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
He will be arraigned on the indictment November 15th.