Friday, October 9, 2009

Murray, UT: Murray man admits to stabbing death

By Stephen Hunt
The Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Tribune
Updated:10/08/2009 05:17:08 PM MDT

A 28-year-old Murray man has admitted to fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend's brother last year during an altercation sparked by a broken marriage engagement.
Nazir Rahimi was charged with first-degree felony murder for the April 20, 2008, slaying of 19-year-old Farhad A. Mullahkhel outside the defendant's home.
On Thursday, Rahimi pleaded guilty to a lesser third-degree felony count of murder by assault.
He faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 30 by 3rd District Judge Randall Skanchy.
Mullahkhel and three of his brothers went to Rahimi's home to retrieve a cell phone belonging to their sister, who had recently broken off her relationship with Rahimi, according to preliminary hearing testimony.
Two witnesses testified that Rahimi stabbed the victim in the chest.
When police arrived, about 20 people were fighting outside the home.

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