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    TEENS CHARGED WITH MURDER OF 69-YEAR-OLD MAN Kimberly Craig, WXYZ-TV, 8/7/03 http://www.detnow.com/news/0308071702.html VIDEO:
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 11, 2003
      TEENS CHARGED WITH MURDER OF 69-YEAR-OLD MAN
      Kimberly Craig, WXYZ-TV, 8/7/03
      http://www.detnow.com/news/0308071702.html

      VIDEO:
      http://real.scripps.com:8480/ramgen/archive/wxyz/2003/0308071702.rm

      Two teenage boys accused of robbing and killing a 69-year-old
      Pakistani man on a Detroit street were charged with murder Thursday.

      17-year-old murder suspect Christopher Hopkins had already been on
      probation for assault, and had allegedly been able to remove his
      tether. Police now say he is the one who delivered a fatal punch to
      the head of Anwar Sheikh, who had been walking home with his brother,
      Aslam, from prayer service at a Detroit mosque.

      Hopkins could now spend the rest of his natural life in prison.

      "I never, ever expected anything from this kind of young people,"
      Aslam said, "and I don't know how they maintain this thing in their
      mind to have punched such a kind of old and weak people…"

      Detroit homicide investigators say the 2 teenagers dressed in all
      black Monday night and went looking for people to beat and rob.

      The 2 teens allegedly found Anwar and Aslam walking on Carpenter
      Street near the Detroit-Hamtramck border. Aslam was also struck by
      the teenagers. Even though he is a doctor, there was nothing he could
      do to save his older brother.

      The Sheikh family remembers Anwar as a great father and brother. "He
      was loving and caring, kind," son Nadeem explained. "He was a sort of
      shelter to his children…"

      SEE ALSO:

      2 TEENS ARE HELD IN BEATINGS, DEATH
      JACK KRESNAK, Detroit Free Press, 8/8/03
      http://www.freep.com/news/locway/nslay8_20030808.htm

      Although the case raised fears of a hate crime, police say robbery
      appears to be the motive behind an attack that left a Detroit man
      from Pakistan beaten to death and his brother badly injured.

      The brothers -- Muhammad Anwar Sheikh, 69, of Detroit and Muhammad
      Aslam, 66, a resident of Pakistan who was visiting the area -- were
      walking home from a mosque when they were attacked about 11 p.m.
      Monday.

      Two youths, 16 and 17, have been charged with felony murder.

      Sheikh, who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan in 1989 and
      became a U.S. citizen in 1996, died shortly after being beaten at
      Carpenter Avenue and Klinger Street in Detroit, near the Hamtramck
      border…

      Both teens gave statements to police, who said they confessed to two
      attacks that night involving three victims. All the victims were
      South Asian men.

      Sheikh's son, Muhammad Naveeb Sheikh, 38, said his father and uncle
      had attended evening prayers Monday at the Masjid al-Falah mosque on
      McDougall, near the family home.

      The 16-year-old suspect told police that Hopkins had convinced him
      earlier in the evening to "dress in all black" and go looking for
      people to rob. According to the police statement, the boy said they
      first came across a man in his 40s from Bangladesh.

      Hopkins punched the man, who fell to the ground, but they found no
      money and fled, the juvenile told police.

      Around 11 p.m., the teen told police, he and Hopkins saw "these two
      guys wearing robes" on Carpenter. The suspect told police that he
      struck the man from behind until he fell, and Hopkins punched Sheikh.

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      Two US boys charged with murder of Pakistani


      By Our Correspondent

      SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9: Two teenaged boys accused of robbing and
      killing a 69-year-old Pakistani, Anwar Sheikh, in Detroit have been
      charged with murder.

      Police said that the two teenagers - 17-year-old Christopher Hopkins,
      and a 16-year-old unnamed boy - attacked Mr Sheikh and his brother Dr
      Aslam Sheikh, 66. The 16-year-old boy will be identified once he is
      arraigned as an adult.

      Anwar Sheikh, who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan in
      1989 and became a US citizen in 1996, died shortly after being
      beaten. His brother was treated at a hospital and released.


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