NYS Supreme Court upholds step father’s conviction


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita says the New York State Supreme Court will uphold the conviction of a man who killed his step son.

On October 18th, 2012 a jury convicted Ali Mohamad Mohamud of second-degree murder. He was convicted of binding, gagging, striking and killing 10-year-old Abtifadah. The judge imposed a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.

Mohamud claimed he was denied a fair trial. The judge refused to submit the extreme emotion defense to the jury. That defense would have reduced the murder charge to manslaughter if proven.


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