Authorities say a Muslim teen who disappeared while walking with her friends to her mosque died of blunt force trauma to the upper body.
Nabra Hassanen, 17, whose body was found in a pond, had been walking with a group of teens in Fairfax County after leaving an overnight service for the holy month of Ramadan.
Police in Virginia says “road rage” prompted the killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen. Police have charged 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres with murder. Police say they believe Martinez Torres acted alone and say they are not looking for other suspects.
The father of the murdered Muslim teenager Nabra Hassanen has said he believes his daughter was “100%” killed because of her faith, despite police ruling that it was not a hate crime.
Mohmoud Hassanen was asked if his daughter was killed “because she was Muslim”. “I believe so, 100%,” he replied. “In the McDonald’s there’s a lot of kids, a lot of people; why did he run behind this girl especially? For what?
“When I go to court I’m going to look him in the eye: why did you do this to my daughter? Then I’m going to forgive him and leave him to God’s face. The lord is going to judge him. He took my daughter’s life.”