July 11, 2007
Brother charged in sister's murder
The victim's brother Adel Ahamed Mohamed, 21, admitted to police that he murdered Rahina Mohamed.
The brother of a murdered Crystal, Minn. woman has been charged with second-degree murder in her death.
Rahina Mohamed, 45, was found by her husband when he returned home from work just before 1 a.m.
Saturday. She was dead as a result of multiple stab wounds.
According to the criminal complaint, Adel Ahamed Mohamed, 21, was identified by the victim's husband as a potential suspect. He was later located at a gas station acting erratically.
While undergoing questioning, the suspect admitted to stabbing his sister. He said he was angry with her because she "called him names and she did not like him," according to the complaint.
With the blood on his hands noted by officers, the suspect also led authorities to the location where he had hidden the murder weapon.
Adel Mohamed is being held on $2 million bail.
Rahina Mohamed was described as a prominent member of Minnesota's Oromo community, who came to America from Africa in 1982 at age 18.
She and her husband were among the first refugees from Oromia, a region of Ethiopia, to settle in Minnesota, where the largest contingent of Oromo people in the nation now live.
The homicide was the first in Crystal since 1996, according to authorities.