The husband of a 23-year-old woman who was allegedly beaten to death in her apartment has been arrested, screaming her name as police put him in the back of a paddy-wagon.
The dramatic arrest unfolded on Thursday morning in Maroubra, a day after aspiring model Sabah Hafiz was found dead at her Wentworthville home in Sydney’s west.
Emergency services were called to the property about 2.40am on Wednesday but were unable to revive Ms Hafiz.
"We believe she has been assaulted, but we are unsure if any weapon was used," Detective Acting Superintendent Simon Glasser told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.
"It is a tragic outcome — we are taking it extremely seriously and we have established a strike force to investigate the circumstances of this murder."
The victim’s husband, identified as 24-year-old Adam Cureton, could not be found on Wednesday, sparking a search by police.
Vision of Cureton’s arrest was released by police on Thursday, and shows heavily armed officers pulling him out of an apartment block towards a paddy-wagon.
As police prepare to put him in the back of the wagon, Cureton can be heard screaming his wife’s name - Sabah.
NSW Police said during a search of the unit, investigators seized clothing, a wallet and mobile phone.
He was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital under a police guard and later charged with murder.
He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court on Friday.
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