soldier tells of shooting at ark. recruiting post - metal name plates for outdoors

by:ShunDing     2019-11-27
soldier tells of shooting at ark. recruiting post  -  metal name plates for outdoors
Little rock Ark. – Pvt.
While Quinton Ezeagwula was smoking outside a recruiting station in Arkansas, a black truck stopped and half the windowopen.
"Someone is talking, but I don't know what he's talking about," Ezeagwula said . ".
He turned to his friend Pvt.
William Andrew Long, he doesn't know the man either.
The window then rolls down to reveal a assault rifle.
"The next thing I know it was fired," Ezeagwula said in a trial on Wednesday against the person accused of shooting.
Fell for a long time, did not climb up;
Ezeagwula stumbled in.
The 26-year-old Abdul Hakim Mohammed was charged with murder for the injury he sustained on 2009.
He acknowledged the shooting, but said he had a good reason. S.
Military operations in the Middle East.
His defense lawyer says he's mentally ill.
If they can't acquit him, they want to keep him away from death row.
Before the gunshots rang, 18-year-old essayagura rested outside the recruitment center in Little Rock, where he had a 23-year-old dragon. year-
The old soldier het met there.
Never seen a battle;
They have just finished the basic training.
In the parking lot, Dragon's mother Janet was waiting in her car.
She sent her son down that morning but never took him home.
On the contrary, she heard the sound of gunfire and flashed away.
"It took me a while to realize it was Andy," she testified on Wednesday . ".
She ran to the station, but a recruiter blocked her way.
"I can't find my son," she said . ".
Etheaguela, who was wounded by gunfire, is watching Long.
"I saw him fall to the ground," he said . "
Ezeagwula walked a few steps into the building.
After he saw some bullets piercing the wall, the newspaper was flying.
He touched his hand on his head and saw the blood.
He fell to the ground.
Soon someone cut off his uniform and put pressure on his wound.
Speaking on Wednesday, Deputy Prosecutor John Johnson raised a picture of his wound.
Ezeagwula was dressed in the same military uniform as the day of the shooting, although Mohammed's father, Melvin Blesso, asked the judge not to allow anyone to testify in uniform.
Two years after the shooting, there were still shrapnel from isagurra.
He had another operation earlier this year.
"I'm a little lame, but I'm just acting really cool," he said . ".
After the testimony of sigurra, he sat next to the dragon's father Daris.
Earlier in the day, Johnson asked Dragon's mother if her son died of serving the country. Long paused.
"Well, he was in service when he was killed," she said . ".
Shortly before the end of her testimony, Johnson approached her and took out an item from a plastic bag.
She gently took the chain and small metal plate hanging around her son's neck.
"These are dog cards," she said, holding them until the judge forgave her.
When she returned to her seat, her husband hugged her.
Mohammed's lawyer said in an opening speech on Wednesday that his client was filmed after seeing a radical video that allegedly showed an American soldier committing a Muslim compatriot.
"He was fired.
"He was angry about it," said defense lawyer Patrick Benka . ".
Benka said Muhammad packed up items from his little stone house and threw them into a few boxes of Cheez-
It and a few cans of fruit, made a few Molotov cocktails and drove to Kentucky, where one of the soldiers in the video is said to have come from.
A recruitment center there was closed, so Muhammad drove to Nashville, Tennessee.
Benka said he tried to blow up a rabbi's home with a Molotov bomb.
But the rabbi is no longer there, so in frustration, Muhammad drove back to Little Rock All Night, where he remembers having a recruitment station on the west side of the city.
"He passed with a gun. . . " Benca said. "He kills Pvt.
Long, damage Pvt. Ezeagwula.
Benka said Mohammed was once a reliable son, pointing out the historical sites of Memphis, Tennessee.
His father's travel bus company. "He was fun.
He's a clown . "
But by the age of 18, things have changed.
"His friends began to say he was acting strangely," Benka said . "
He began investigating religions outside of his parents' Baptist beliefs --
Catholic, Buddhist, Islamic
Become a Muslim in college
He changed his name from Carlos bleisaw to Abdul Hakin Mohammed.
He traveled to Yemen in 2007, where extremists sought asylum.
"People of Muslim religion don't even go to Yemen," Benka said Wednesday . ".
He was deported back to the United States after his visa expired. S.
When he returned to Memphis, Banka said, he was different.
He kept a distance from his family and the incident happened in his car.
"He would rather do it than spend time with his family and friends," Benka said . ".
Prosecutor Larry Jegley, who tells a different story, said that Mohammed had no mental defect and had coldly killed the long-injured esegaura.
"We are here because this person did it," Jegley pointed to Mohammed . ".
Mohammed had hoped for a high
The profile of a federal or military trial, but landed in a County Court, the prosecutor decided very early to seek execution against him.
Arkansas has executed 27 prisoners since 1988;
The federal government has executed three people. "Pvt.
"We will never go too long," Jegley said . ". "Pvt.
Ezeagwula is not so comfortable to walk
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