June 2, 2009
Muslim convert pleads not guilty in soldier death
Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad pleaded not guilty today to the shooting death of a soldier at the Army-Navy Career Center in Little Rock.
Who is Muhammad? Well, he’s a Muslim convert accused of shooting two uniformed soldiers outsides of the recruiting center because of “political and religious motives.”
It’s not clear how those motives influenced Muhammad’s action. The AP reports, though, that a prosecutor said Muhammad had admitted to killing Private William Long and wounding another soldier “because of what they had done to Muslims in the past.”
The local Fox affiliate has more from Little Rock homicide detective Tommy Hudson’s report: