Son Charged with Murder of Father

Franconia Police District – Last night, a 36-year-old local man was arrested for murdering his own father. Yesterday, at 2:37 p.m. officers responded to a home in the 5500 block of Justis Place for a death investigation. Talat Hassanein, 82, was found unconscious at the bottom of the basement stairs. Fire and rescue personnel arrived and pronounced Talat deceased at the scene. Talat resided in the home with his adult sons, who were present during the investigation.

As detectives began investigating, they identified significant trauma to Talat’s upper body. Detectives from our Crime Scene Section responded to the scene and discovered evidence to indicate Talat’s death was not accidental. Following interviews and further processing of evidence at the home, detectives determined Samy Hassanein, 36, fatally assaulted his father. Detectives arrested Samy, and he was charged with second degree murder. Samy was taken the Adult Detention Center and held without bond.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.  

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.