Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ahmad Tuma in custody after faith-based, hate-crime crowbar attack on gay sister in Lincoln, Nebraska; accomplice Nathan Marks also charged; sister talks to KOLN/KGIN

Both Lincoln television stations are covering the attack. 10/11 exclusively spoke to the victim and her Muslim mother, who denied to the reporter that the incident ever happened. Officer Katie Flood told the Lincoln Journal-Star that Tuma felt his sister disgraced his family and that police think religion motivated him.
     Tuma attacked his sister for becoming engaged to a woman and struck a window and windshield of the vehicle they were in 8-10 times with a crowbar before they drove off, after which Tuma and Marks pursued the women in Marks' Dodge Ram and tried to push them into traffic on North 27th Street.
     The Journal-Star reports:
     No one was hurt, but the fiancĂ©e's 2003 Toyota Celica sustained $2,500 damage, Flood said.
     Officers pulled Tuma and Marks over at about 2:30 Friday morning in south Lincoln and arrested Tuma on suspicion of attempted second-degree assault, criminal mischief and two counts of terroristic threats, all of them with a hate crime enhancement, which allows for a stiffer sentence.
     They also cited Tuma on suspicion of using a deadly weapon to commit a felony.
     They arrested Marks on suspicion of aiding and abetting two crimes: making terroristic threats and using a weapon to commit a felony.

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