BEIRUT: Five years after the murder of his son, Ahmad al-Humaidan shot and killed one of his son's murderers, identified as Abdul Aziz al-Fares, on the day of his sister's wedding in the village of Wadi Khaled in the Akkar region.
According to relatives, Abdul Aziz al-Fares and his accomplice Omar al-Ahmad, hailing from the neighbouring Rajem Khalaf village, stabbed to death Humaidan's 17-year-old son following a dispute between youths from both sets of villages.
While Ahmad is still serving time behind bars, Fares was released over a year ago, with Humaidan's relatives asking the former's family to keep him from wandering the streets and neighbourhoods of Wadi Khaled in order to avoid any sort of conflict.
On Monday however, Humaidan stumbled across Fares at a local gas station, with both men exchanging looks. This prompted the enraged father to drive home, pick up his rifle and follow his victim to the hair salon where his sister was getting ready for her wedding hours before the ceremony, before shooting him four times.
Differing accounts of what actually happened on the night of Humaidan's son's murder have emanated over the years, with some claiming that Fares was merely a witness to the crime committed solely by Ahmad.
Humaidan's family told Annahar that he will turn himself to authorities and cooperate fully in the investigation.
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