Man indicted for murdering former classmate
According to indictment, 22-year-old shot victim in the head after becoming enraged when he played loud music as he drove passed his house.
Suspect arrested [illustrative] Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
The Haifa District Attorney filed an indictment in the Haifa District Court on Sunday, charging a 22-year-old Baka al-Gharbiya resident with shooting a local man in the head and murdering him 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.
Mufid and his friend, Mohammed 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 Mohammed set off to the coffee shop, Mufid decided to murder Nahid, and armed himself with a handgun and ammunition - without letting Mohammed know.
Immediately after Nahid arrived at the coffee shop with two other men, he and Mohammed 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.
Immediately afterwards, Mufid allegedly got into Mohammed's car, and the two drove off.
The Haifa District Attorney filed a separate indictment against Mohammed, charging him with weapons offenses, assisting a felony after the fact, and and assault in aggravated circumstances.