Torture among charges filed against the man arrested in the death of a Tulare County mother

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44-year-old Adel Hussein arrested in Mexico (image courtesy of Tulare County Sheriff's Office).

44-year-old Adel Hussein arrested in Mexico (image courtesy of Tulare County Sheriff’s Office).

VISALIA, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Charges including torture have been filed against the man accused of killing a Plainview woman and dumping her body in Imperial County.

According to Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, Adel Hussein is charged with the murder of 36-year old Brittney Steenburgen. The announcement came Tuesday evening.

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Hussein is charged with murder and the special circumstance of torture. He’s also charged with corporal injury to a spouse and false imprisonment by violence or torture.

The DA’s office says the charges are enhanced because of prior offenses.
If convicted, Hussein faces the possibility of life behind bars.

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