Father Beats His 10-Year-Old Son To Death With A ROLLING PIN For Not Completing His Homework
A New York father brutally gagged, cut, drowned and beat his 1o-year-old stepson to death because he felt the boy wasn’t studying hard enough.
During the murder trial bought against Ali-Mohamed Mohamud, it was revealed that Abdi had been seen fleeing the house by a neighbor who said Abdi told her his father was trying to punish him.
The neighbor told how Mohamud said the boy was refusing to complete his homework and proceeded to drag him back to the house.
Once inside, he stabbed the boy, tried to drown him in the kitchen and then when he began to throw up, stuffed his mouth with a sock and duct-taped it shut.
He then tied the boys hands with electrical tape, dragged him to the basement and began repeatedly beating him with a rolling pin.
The coroner noted that the 41-year-old had beaten the 4 ft 11 boy, who weighed under 100 pounds, 70 times during his terrifying assault.
The attack was so vicious that the boy’s head was separated from his spinal column and his brain became exposed.
As reported in Buffalo News, during the trial Prosecutor Thomas M. Finnerty told the jury, “All we’re left with is hoping – hoping that somehow he lost consciousness somewhere closer to the beginning of the assault than to the end.”
The chief medical officer in the case said that given the extent of the bruising Abdi suffered, it was probably more likely he had been conscious for almost all of the attack.
Despite claims by the defense that the assault should be ruled manslaughter as Mohamud was acting completely out of character, reports have since emerged that Abdi had, in April 2011, called 9-1-1 claiming that his step father was assaulting him.
Abdi was discovered after his mother, a Somalian refugee who lost her first husband to conflict in the region, returned home and filed a missing persons report when he couldn’t be found.
A police officer found Abdi in the basement and his father was tracked to Buffalo News, where he worked as a security guard, still wearing his blood soaked clothes.
The jury took 3 1/2 hours to reach a verdict, and Mohamud now faces 25 years to life in prison.