This is an attempted honor killing -- the media covers up such crimes for fear of insulting Islam. Just ask Fatima Abdallah.
Cousin arrested in brutal stabbing of 13-year-old Henrietta girl (hat tip Petrena) By: Berkeley Brean, Thalia Hayden | WHEC.com
An arrest has been made in the brutal stabbing of a 13-year-old Henrietta girl. Deputies say 16-year-old Faheen Abdul-Jaleel admitted to stabbing his cousin, Samina Qasim on Monday.
According to deputies, Abdul-Jaleel called 911 around 11 p.m. and made admissions to stabbing his cousin earlier in the day. Investigators responded to Lattimore and Kendrick Roads on the University of Rochester campus and took him into custody.
Investigators say Abdul-Jaleel admitted that he stabbed Qasim multiple times after an argument.
Abdul-Jaleel was arraigned on first-degree assault charges in Henrietta Town Court and remanded to the Monroe County Jail without bail.
Facts from the sheriff's office
- 911 call at 10:30am
- mother found daughter, Samina Qasim, stabbed and bleeding in their Myrtlewood Drive apartment's garage
- the screaming brought another family member to the garage
- mother and family member carried Qasim into their car and starting driving to Strong Hospital
- met Henrietta ambulance on the way and transferred the girl into the ambulance and then onto Strong
- as of 1:30 p.m. Qasim was in surgery and in critical condition
Major Steve Koster
"Our information now is that the mother found the daughter in the garage bleeding with the stab wounds. She started screaming. That brought another family member over to the garage. They picked her up, put her in the car and started driving to the hospital."
Click here to watch video from the press conference held by Major Steve Koster and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.
"From everything I've been able to see and learn I don't believe this was random. I believe everyone who lives here and has to come here is safe and can do so safely. Our focus is on this garage, this apartment solely."
"She wanted to talk to me and she talked about herself. About her school, how the girls were teasing her. They were making fun of her and I felt so bad about it," Leyla Aliyeva said. "I feel so bad because she was a nice girl. She was sweet. And it seems like she's alone. Seems like she doesn't have anyone to talk to, you know?"
"I'm a little concerned because I have children of my own. I'm just thanking god that nothing severely happened to myself. I continue to pray for her. But it's very troubling to think something happened out here," neighbor Demina Stewart said.
Deputies say Samina Qasim was stabbed multiple times in the upper chest and neck area. She is currently in critical condition at Strong Hospital.