Suspected gunman who fatally shot Queens imam held without bail after cops find murder weapon at his home - New York Daily News

Prosecutors revealed damning evidence linking the accused killer of a Queens imam and his friend to the murder weapon before the suspect was jailed Tuesday without bail. Oscar Morel, his hands and feet shackled, stood silently as prosecutor Peter ...

First-Degree Murder Charge Added in Killing of Queens Imam and Aide - New York Times

Oscar Morel, who is accused of killing Alauddin Akonjee, an imam in Queens, and his assistant Thara Miah, was arraigned Tuesday in Queens Criminal Court. He was denied bail. Credit Pool photo by Dennis A. Clark. The Queens district attorney's office on ...

How Freedom Failed Muslim America - Huffington Post

On Saturday afternoon, Imam Alauddin Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 64, of the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid were murdered in the middle of the street in Queens, New York. The mosque catered to a largely working-class, Bangladeshi immigrant community, and ...

Oscar Morel Charged With Murder of NYC Imam, But This Muslim Activist Wants More From NYPD - Mic

The New York Police Department announced Monday that Oscar Morel was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon for the killing of a Muslim imam and his assistant in Ozone Park, Queens, the ...

Prosecutor says imam's killing was a 'premeditated assassination' - New York Post

The slaying of a Queens imam and his aide was a “premeditated assassination,” a prosecutor said on Tuesday as the alleged killer was arraigned on charges that include first-degree murder. “As they were leaving the mosque, the defendant ran up behind ...

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Killing Queens Imam & Assistant In 'Execution-Style' Shooting - Gothamist

Hours after mourners gathered to remember a Queens imam and his assistant who were gunned down in broad daylight on an Ozone Park street corner over the weekend, the NYPD announced that they had arrested the alleged shooter. Oscar Morel, 35, has ...

Imam shooting suspect appears in court - Religion News Service

Oscar Morel appears for an arraignment Aug. 16, 2016, at the Queens Criminal Court for his alleged involvement in the slaying of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin in Queens, N.Y. Photo courtesy REUTERS/POOL/Dennis A. Clark. NEW YORK – The ...

Queens biker who was hit by alleged Muslim cleric shooter says suspect 'looked out of control' - New York Daily News

Bicyclist David Hunter remembers everything about the driver who ran him down: His eyes, filled with rage. His mouth, twisted by hate. And his foot, hard on the gas. “How can I forget?” said Hunter, walking with a cane three days after double-homicide ...

First picture of man charged with murder of New York imam and assistant as he faces court - Mirror.co.uk

Oscar Morel, of Brooklyn, was charged over the deaths of imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin. The 35-year-old faces up to life in prison without parole if he is convicted of killing the men in a brazen daylight attack on Saturday. Morel appeared ...

Concerns About Mayor de Blasio's Response After Imam and Assistant Are Killed - New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday during the funeral prayers for an imam, Alauddin Akonjee, and his assistant, Thara Miah. Credit Christopher Lee for The New York Times. In the hours after an imam and his assistant were shot dead on a Queens street on ...

The Hit-and-Run That Led the NYPD to an Imam's Alleged Murderer - Daily Beast

Less than 48 hours after an imam and his assistant were gunned down on a Queens street, a bicyclist's sharp eye snared the suspect. But was it a hate crime? Michael Daly. 08.16.16 1:00 AM ET. Video shows that a bicyclist pedaling through the searing ...

Queens Imam Shooter Suspect Was A New School Employee - The New School Free Press

A Brooklyn man was arrested and charged by police for killing a Queens imam and his assistant in front of their Mosque, police announced Tuesday morning on Twitter, and The New School has since confirmed that he was an employee of the university.

New York man charged in 'assassination' of Queens imam and his friend - The Guardian

Oscar Morel appears for an arraignment at the Queens criminal court for his alleged involvement in the murder of Imam Maulama Alauddin Akonjee and Thara Uddin. Photograph: Reuters. New York ...

Suspect charged with murder in killings of NY imam, assistant - CNN

New York (CNN) A Brooklyn man has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of a New York imam and his assistant, prosecutors said Tuesday. The suspect, Oscar ...

Man Arraigned In Double Killing of Imam, Associate Near New York Mosque - NBCNews.com

Mashuk Uddin, brother of Thara Uddin and Imam Maulana Akonjee's son Saif Akonjee arrive at the Queens Criminal Court for the arraignment of Oscar Morel in Queens, New York, U.S., August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly ANDREW KELLY / Reuters.

Suspect in Killing of Imam Is Charged With First-Degree Murder - Wall Street Journal

Oscar Morel of Brooklyn was charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon after allegedly shooting an imam and his friend at close range as they were leaving a ...

Imam Killing Was 'Cold-Blooded Assassination', DA Says - DNAinfo

New School porter Oscar Morel was arraigned for murder and other charges in the killing of an Ozone Park imam and his assistant. View Full Caption. Pool photo/Dennis Clark. QUEENS CRIMINAL COURT — The Manhattan college porter accused of ...

'He looked like a madman... saying f*** you, f*** this': Hispanic man charged with the 'cold-blooded, premeditated ... - Daily Mail

The Hispanic man charged with the first-degree murder of an imam and his assistant 'was out of control' and cursing wildly after the murders, said a cyclist he is accused of hitting with his car 10 minutes after the double shooting. Oscar Morel, 35 ...

First-degree murder charges for Brooklyn man accused of executing an Ozone Park imam & assistant - QNS.com

Oscar Morel (center) is led out of the 107th Precinct stationhouse Monday night after being charged with killing an Ozone Park imam and his assistant on Aug. 13. By Robert Pozarycki; /; rpozarycki@qns.com; /; Tuesday, August 16, 2016; /; 12:05 PM.

New York Imam shooting: Man charged with murder over slaying of Muslim cleric and assistant - The Independent

Officers took Mr Morel into custody late Sunday night outside a Brooklyn apartment as he approached a vehicle that police had linked to an unrelated hit-and-run and that matched the description of the shooting suspect's getaway vehicle. He was charged ...