Posted: Sep 7, 2012 10:40 AM
Updated: Sep 7, 2012 10:42 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) Jordanian police say teenager stabbed to death a Texan woman teaching English in the kingdom during an argument that broke when she caught him stealing from her apartment.
The police said Friday that the 17-year-old confessed to the Tuesday night killing of Cheryll Harvey, 55, in her fourth floor apartment in the town of Barha north of the capital Amman.
Police official Abdul Wali Shakhanbeh said the alleged killer could not be identified until he was put on trial.
Harvey, a native of Sudan, Texas, had been teaching English in Jordan for the past 24 years, according to police records. The U.S.-based Baptist Press said her teaching was in connection with the Jordan Baptist Society.