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Suspect Accepts Murdering New Jersey Teen As Revenge For U.S. Military Killings In Middle East


Date: September 26, 2014

1865-Ali Muhammad BrownThe man accused of shooting at least 4 individuals in two states said that he murdered a New Jersey teenager as revenge for Muslims killed in the Middle East.

Ali Muhammad Brown explained his June murder of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin as a “just kill” and said it was an act of “vengeance” meant to compensate for U.S. military killings in the Middle East, according to the court documents.

According to a report by NJ.com, Brown has been charged will fatally shooting 3 men in Seattle. All four men were shot dead in remote areas late at night.

He is currently in custody in Newark, but he may be extradited to Washington State.

Prosecutors said, Brown is a devout Muslim who is not in favor of U.S. intervention overseas, especially in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Iran.

The documents show that he told investigators, “All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life”.

Brown further said about the killing that shooting was a “just kill” meaning he targeted an adult man and did not put any women, children or elderly individual in danger.

According to the court papers, in police interviews, Brown described the U.S.’s military campaign in the Middle East as evil and said if a “man sees evil, then he must take action against that evil”.

Police said that the shooting of 25th of June began as a robbery.

According to police officers, Brown fired 10 shots into Tevlin’s Jeep Liberty when it was stopped at an intersection early in the morning in West Orange, N.J. Then he got into the 19-year-old’s motor vehicle and drove it to a nearby apartment complex to abandon it.

Two co-defendants, Eric Williams and Jeremy Villagran, escaped the incident spot before Brown took off in the Jeep, said the police. Police investigated the incident after Brendan Tevlin was found dead in his SUV in West Orange by a gunshot.

Brown was connected with the New Jersey shooting after police identified the weapon used as the same one used in several Seattle killings.

The court documents also showed that Brown said that he killed a New Jersey teen to make up for innocent lives lost in the Middle East.

Police in Seattle said that Brown shot and killed 30-year-old Leroy Henderson in April on a state road outside the city. According to investigators, Brown had no relationship to his alleged victim and the reason of the crime was robbery, drugs or crime.

Brown also shot Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in June after meeting them at a Seattle nightclub.

The summer shooting spree is not the 29-year-old’s first offense. In 2004, Brown was taken into custody for his part in a massive Seattle bank fraud scheme, shown by a report by the New Jersey newspaper. Police originally thought the accused crime ring shipped stolen money overseas to terrorists, but there was no proof of that.

News Source: www.NYDailyNews.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.