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Wife Arrested In December Murder Of Sacramento Man

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The wife of a man shot to death back in December has now been arrested in connection with his death, according to Sacramento Police.

Officers arrested 45-year-old Shajia Ayobi on Thursday for the murder of her husband, Ghulam Ayobi.

Ghulam died Dec. 18 in what was originally reported as a fatal carjacking along Interstate 80 at Norwood Avenue.

Ghulam Ayobi

Shajia originally told police that she and her husband had just left a family gathering and were driving home in their minivan. She said when they got on Interstate 80, two people who had been hidden in their van appeared and demanded their money.

She said a scuffle broke out and Ghulam was shot dead.

However, police re-interviewed Shajia about the case and she was arrested based on incriminating statements.

"Our family is incredibly distraught by this awful turn of events," said family spokesman Munir Safi, the victim's newphew. "We are withholding judgment until all facts are known and the police complete their investigation."

shajia Ayobi is being held in the Sacramento County Main Jail on a murder charge and is ineligible for bail.

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