Share

Man Charged In Killing Of Muslim Teenager In Virginia

Police have arrested and charged a male in a murder of a Muslim teenaged lady who went blank early Sunday morning in northern Virginia. Authorities haven’t expelled sum of how Nabra Hassanen of Reston, Va., died though tweeted that they are not questioning a murdering as a hatred crime.

Hassanen and 4 or 5 others teenagers had left a All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque in Sterling, Va., on Sunday to get breakfast during an IHOP a small some-more than a mile away, The Washington Post reports, citing accounts from military and a mosque official.

Fairfax County military contend a teenagers were walking behind to a mosque when they got into a brawl with a male in a car. Authorities contend a suspect, 22-year-old Darwin A. Martinez Torres, got out of a automobile and assaulted Hassanen, whose age has been reported as 16 and 17.

The Post reports that a teenagers ran to a mosque though that Hassanen wasn’t with them. Her friends reported her blank during around 4 a.m. ET, and military began conducting an endless hunt of a area regulating a military helicopter, K-9 teams and hunt and rescue teams.

During a search, according to police, an officer beheld a automobile being driven suspiciously. The driver, identified as Torres, was arrested as a consider in Hassanen’s disappearance.

Police contend they found stays of a womanlike in a circuitously pool around 3 p.m. that day; a medical examiner’s bureau will control an autopsy in sequence to brand a stays and a means and demeanour of death.

Darwin Martinez Torres

Fairfax County Police Department


hide caption

toggle caption

Fairfax County Police Department

Darwin Martinez Torres

Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County military orator Don Gotthardt told NPR that while a dialect has no denote so distant that Hassanen’s murder is a disposition or hate-related crime, it will take all justification into account.

“The advantageous thing is we have someone underneath arrest, and we will be very, really prudent in a investigation,” Gotthardt said.

Shoyeb Hassan, co-chair of ADAMS, told a Post that during a final 10 days of Ramadan, “the mosque has additional prayers during midnight and 2 a.m., and members frequently go to McDonald’s or a 24-hour IHOP to eat before they start their quick during sunrise, as Nabra and her friends were doing.”

Hassanen’s mom told a Post that detectives pronounced a lady had been struck with a steel bat. Sawsan Gazzar pronounced her daughter had borrowed an abaya from her to wear to Ramadan services during a mosque on Saturday night, as she “wasn’t usually religiously observant”, according to a newspaper. Gazzar pronounced a investigator had told her that Hassanen had tripped over a prolonged dress and depressed to a belligerent before she was hit.

“I consider it had to do with a approach she was dressed and a fact that she’s Muslim,” Gazzar told a newspaper. “Why would we kill a kid? What did my daughter do to merit this?”

“We are ravaged and sad as a village undergoes and processes this dire event,” Imam Mohamed Magid, executive imam during ADAMS, said in a statement. “It is a time for us to come together to urge and caring for a youth.”

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia pronounced in a statement: “We are sad and frightened by a news of a heartless murder of a pleasing 17-year aged girl. We know there is no larger pain for any primogenitor and Chip and we extend a prayers to her family and desired ones during this formidable time and a whole ADAMS Center community.”

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tweeted, “Dorothy we are sad over this meaningless act of violence. We are praying for Nabra’s family ADAMS Community.”

A crowdfunding debate set adult to lift income for Hassanen’s family had already collected some-more than $160,000 as of Monday afternoon.