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Man charged with killing wife whose body parts were found buried in backyard

A Buffalo man has been charged with killing his wife, whose body was found buried in their backyard in multiple parts, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Thursday.

Mohammed Ali Mused, 54, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Muna Abdulrahman, Flynn said.

The body of Abdulrahman, 42, was found at about 6 p.m. Wednesday in the backyard of 1114 Broadway, where the family lived above a store there. The property is located at the corner of Broadway and Sweet Avenue.

Authorities believe she was killed in the home, where the couple lived with at least one high school-age son, Flynn said.

Police responded to the address following a 911 call, though Flynn declined to identify who made the call.

Authorities have yet to determine how Abdulrahman was killed. Prosecutors were awaiting autopsy results from the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office.

Mused has no criminal record, Flynn said.

Mused, who was arrested at the scene Wednesday night, was arraigned Thursday morning by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller, who was acting as a Buffalo City Court judge, prosecutors said.

He was ordered held without bail.

A felony hearing was scheduled for April 17. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christine M. Garvey.

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