Man indicted for murdering former classmate

22- year-old Baka al-Gharbiya resident suspected of murdering local man by shooting him in the head.

May 6, 2012 23:38
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The Haifa District Attorney filed an indictment on Sunday, charging a 22- year-old Baka al-Gharbiya resident with murdering a local man by shooting him in the head last month.

According to the indictment, Mufid Abu Moch became enraged when his former classmate, Nahid Abu Moch, drove past his house on April 13, playing loud music and behaving in a wild manner.

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Mufid and his friend, Muhammad Abu Moch, decided to arrange a meeting with Nahid where they would beat him up, the indictment charges. Allegedly, the two men telephoned Nahid and arranged to meet him at a local coffee shop.

However, the indictment said, as he and Muhammad set off to the coffee shop, Mufid decided to murder Nahid, and armed himself with a handgun and ammunition – without letting Muhammad know.

Immediately Nahid arrived at the coffee shop with two other men, he and Muhammad began to fight, the indictment alleges.

At this point, Mufid allegedly pulled out his gun and began to shoot at Nahid and his two friends standing near the fracas, intending to seriously injure them.

Immediately afterwards, Mufid smashed Nahid over the head with the butt of his handgun, then put the muzzle against Nahid’s neck and fired a single shot, intending to murder him, the indictment said.

The bullet entered Nahid’s brain, and he died immediately.

Mufid then allegedly got into Muhammad’s car, and the two drove off.

The Haifa district attorney filed a separate indictment against Muhammad, charging him with weapons offenses, assisting a felony after the fact and assault in aggravated circumstances.

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