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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:44 pm | Updated: 10:26 pm, Tue Feb 11, 2014.

Zakaria Abdi, 20, of Faribault, is awaiting sentencing in the Rice County Jail after pleading guilty last week to second degree unintentional homicide in the beating death of a Faribault man.

Mohamed Mohamoud, 30, who police say was beaten by Abdi over a bottle of alcohol at a party in September, succumbed to his injuries on Jan. 6.

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  • janedoe posted at 2:02 pm on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    janedoe Posts: 2

    At least this guy got an awful public defender.Equal consciences.

  • redbarron posted at 8:04 am on Thu, Feb 13, 2014.

    redbarron Posts: 203

    O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, al-ansāb , and al-azlām (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shayṭān's (Satan's) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful.

    — Qurʼan, Surah 5 (al-Maʼidah), ayah 90[7]

    And yet they were drunk and and partying like its.... 1999. Now, what would Allah do?

  • oldschoolguy posted at 1:07 pm on Wed, Feb 12, 2014.

    oldschoolguy Posts: 190

    So, the Somalian people are here mainly because of a war torn nation back home and they fear for their lives.
    Guess what Faribault, Minnesota, United States and any other civilized country taking in these people? They have brought the exact violence they fear to our streets in our cites and country that they wanted to get away from.
    I know you goody two shoes out there will tell me I am a racist blah, blah, blah, but the fact remains that the violence and crime are on the increase in cities with large populations of Somalians. Top that off with them living in a sanctuary city and you have a recipe for trouble.= on your hands.
    A big thank you to our spineless government for creating this mess and the employers who hire these people.

  • oldschoolguy posted at 12:54 pm on Wed, Feb 12, 2014.

    oldschoolguy Posts: 190

    Agreed Todd, they seem to always take the easy way out and plea down the charges.

  • ToddVoge posted at 10:34 am on Wed, Feb 12, 2014.

    ToddVoge Posts: 225

    FbltGuy, you are right. 10-24 years isn't a slap. I didn't do the math last night. Still don't like "Plea Bargain". Just makes me think either the case isn't strong enough to go to trial and we're punting, or we just don't want to go to trial and this is easier.

  • FbltGuy posted at 9:10 am on Wed, Feb 12, 2014.

    FbltGuy Posts: 254

    I wouldn't call a 10-24 year jail sentence a "slap on the wrist," but Todd's point is well taken. Usually, the county attorney's office is too busy going after ice house owners and mishandling car crash cases, but, here, I'm not so sure that a trial would have resulted in much more jail time.

  • ToddVoge posted at 11:11 pm on Tue, Feb 11, 2014.

    ToddVoge Posts: 225

    The two words I hate. Plea Bargain. God forbid the county attorney actually take a case to trial.


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