October 16, 2012, - 1:15 pm
A couple of hours ago, Ibrahim Aysheh of Chicago was ordered held on $1 million bond in the killing of his sister, Nawal. This is unusual in a case in which the suspect is charged with involuntary manslaughter and prosecutors say they believe his cockamamie story about finding a gun “hidden on the street” and “accidentally” killing his sister when he played “Show and Tell” and displayed the new gun he “just found.” The gun “accidentally went off,” he claimed. And did I mention that there are NO witnesses (other than him and his victim sister)? And that he and another sister hid the gun and lied about it to police?
I’m not buyin’ any of this story. And I don’t think prosecutors are either despite what they say, which is why the bond is so high for an “accident.” It’s also high because this guy has a criminal record, clearly violated probation, and previously got off with just community service in a previous conviction for unlawful use of a weapon. And that’s aside from a trial he had on charges in March 2011 for aggravated unlawful use of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a gun with a defaced serial number. Some moronic O.J. Simpson/Casey Anthony-style jury acquitted him. Sound like a guy who just found a gun “hidden on the street” to you? Sound like a guy whose sister died just ‘cuz the gun “accidentally” went off? PUH-LEEZE. Oh, and he’s also in a gang. Plenty of Arab Muslims in America are.
I think it’s pretty clear this guy murdered his sister and did it for a reason. Usually when a Muslim older brother murders his sister, it’s because she “defamed” or “dishonored” the family in some way. In other words, an honor killing.
A man on supervision for a weapons conviction accidentally shot and killed his 20-year-old sister in their Northwest Side home over the weekend while showing her a pistol he claimed he had found on the street, prosecutors said today.
Ibrahim Aysheh, 22, was ordered held on $1 million bond on charges of involuntary manslaughter and unlawful use of weapon by a felon.
Aysheh and his sister, Nawal, were alone in his bedroom in the 4800 block of West Wolfram Street at about 9:10 a.m. Saturday when he showed her a .380 caliber handgun that he said he had “found hidden on the street,” Assistant State’s Atty. Yulia Nikolaevskaya said.
Aysheh took the clip out of the gun, saw that it was empty, put it back and pulled the trigger, Nikolaevskaya said.
“The gun went off and the defendant saw his sister fall to the ground,” Nikolaevskaya said. While he picked her up and carried her out of the house, their other sister called 911 and then hid the gun in a dog food bag in the basement, the prosecutor said.
Nawal Aysheh was pronounced dead a short time later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.
Ibrahim Aysheh, identified by police as a gang member, later gave a videotaped statement admitting to the accidental shooting, prosecutors said.
At the time of the shooting, Aysheh was still on court supervision for a conviction for unlawful use of a weapon, Nikolaevskaya said. He had violated his probation in that case in 2011 and was sentenced to the Cook County boot camp program, she said.
On March 21, 2011, he was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a gun with a defaced serial number, records show. But he was found not guilty of the charges in a bench trial on Sept. 30, 2011.
And if you believe that was an “accidental” shooting, I have some land in South Lebanon to sell you. I wonder what the immigration status is of the members of this family. Plenty more Religion-of-Peaceniks just like ’em all over America, sadly.
And by the way, anyone who knows anything about guns and shooting knows that it is very difficult and unlikely to “accidentally shoot yourself” with perfect aim to the head, heart or some other place that would be fatal. We know what really happened here.
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