Read this report:
Chapel Hill police arrest man in triple homicide
firstname.lastname@example.orgFebruary 10, 2015
Police charged a Chapel Hill man Wednesday with first-degree murder in the deaths of three Muslim students in a quiet neighborhood near Meadowmont, just south of N.C. 54.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is being held in the Durham County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder.
Hicks is accused of shooting his Finley Forest neighbors, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salha’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh.
Police said in a statement Wednesday morning that a dispute about parking in the neighborhood of rented condominiums may have led to the incident.
“Our preliminary investigation indicates that the crime was motivated by an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking. Hicks is cooperating with investigators,” Lt. Joshua Mecimore, a police spokesman, said.
Barakat was a doctoral student in UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry. The sisters were N.C. State University students.
Wake County Public School System officials confirmed that Razan and Yusor Abu-Shala graduated from Athens Drive High School, Yusor in 2011 and Razan in 2013. Deah Barakat graduated from Broughton High School in 2009.
Chapel Hill police found all three victims dead at the scene, after responding to a report of gunshots on Summerwalk Circle at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday.
The neighborhood, adjacent to the Friday Center, is mostly rental apartments and modest condominiums. It rarely appears in reports of crime in Chapel Hill. Police worked early into the morning trying to piece together what happened. Police have not offered a motive for the shootings.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations on Wednesday called on law enforcement to address speculation about a possible bias for the shootings. CAIR is a Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.
The victims’ bodies were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh, friends posted. Funeral arrangements are pending.
As news of Tuesday’s murders spread through the international Muslim community, many turned to Facebook and Twitter to share their grief. A Facebook community – Our Three Winners ( nando.com/xl) – was started early Wednesday to share news and memories of the students.
“Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha have returned to their Lord,” the community’s creators state. “They have set an example in life and in death.”
This is the Facebook profile of the killer in question.
From what I see, this person is a hard core atheist and may have murdered the Muslims because of his Islamophobia, which no doubt some atheists harbor.
But someone found that idea unacceptable, so he made up a lie instead:
“Christian terrorist”. No, there is absolutely NO reason to call that killer a Christian. Then the bigot who is also a pro-Palestinian fanatic, repeats that lie on Twitter:
And when his lie is pointed out by others, he replies:
@sdsorrentino It’s my understanding that he was baptized as a Christian. Stop making excuses
Based on what, the voices in your head, Mr. Lee?
Clearly, this person is a fraud and he should be shunned by all truth seeking people! Likewise, atheists everywhere should be condemning Craig Hicks. Murder is murder, no matter who is the victim or who is the killer.
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