Police cite "road rage" in Muslim girl's death


The girl was walking from The ADAMS Center toward a shopping center to get food with a group of friends around 3 a.m., police said.

After hours of searching, the police found Hussein's remains in a pond near Ridgetop Circle in Sterling, Virginia.

"He followed the girls, and all of them had head cloths, meaning they are Muslim, and he had a baseball stick", said Egyptian-born Hassanen who moved to the USA in 1987. A baseball bat was discovered nearby, police said. He appeared in court on Monday to face one count of second-degree murder.

The department that they would pursue any new information that indicated Hassanen had been targeted for her race or religion. The man got out of his auto, assaulted the victim, and she became separated from her friends.

On Monday afternoon, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement confirmed it launched a detainer against Torres.

While detectives believe the remains are those of the missing 17-year-old, a medical examiner has yet to confirm that, according to Fairfax police. "Mr. Martinez Torres has no prior encounters with ICE".

Isra Chaker, a person who said in a Facebook post that she was close to a family friend of the victim in the Virginia incident, said the driver came out with a baseball bat and began swinging it at the girls, Chaker said. But many American Muslims are skeptical. They reported her disappearance to the police at 4AM.

Abas Sherif, a spokesman for the family of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen told The Associated Press that the victim, like all the girls in her group, were wearing Muslim head coverings and loose robes. And when it ended, a friend's mom drove some of the teens to ADAMS for the midnight prayers that mark the last 10 days of Ramadan.

Chaudry, who lives in the Washington suburbs, says the crime has prompted her to forbid her 20-year-old daughter from going out in the middle of the night without a parent.

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Relatives identified the girl killed as Nabra Hassanen.

Police obtained a murder warrant that charges Torres for her death, the Fairfax County Police Department said.

Ahead of the story itself, Anchor David Muir played up the attack as a hate crime despite the facts known at the time.

Aboras immigrated from southern Egypt and has three younger daughters, who like Nabra were born in the U.S. He's not particularly interested in knowing why his daughter was attacked or whether it could be considered a hate crime. All of the teens but one ran back to the mosque, where the group reported that one girl had been left behind. Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling has been charged with the girl's killing.

So far, Gotthardt says, they've found no indication of a link "between the victim's faith or religious beliefs or the mosque and the crime itself".

"We need strong leaders in this country condemning hate crimes or we need new leaders who will", added @paulshread.

Torres drove his vehicle up onto the curb and the group scattered, she said.

Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling was arraigned in Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and ordered held without bail pending a July 19 court appearance.