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.
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.