Buffalo Police say the child's stepfather, 40-year-old Ali Mohamad Mohamud, was a suspect in the case and was located at headquarters of the Buffalo News, where he works as a security guard, within an hour of the call. Police say Mohamad Mohamud is from Somalia, and there was initial concerns he would flee the area, but police arrested him without incident. The 40-year-old gave a statement to police, allegedly admitting he bound up the 10-year-old, stuffed a sock in his mouth and covered it with duct-tape before beating him to death.
"I can't imagine what a 10-year-old could do to deserve, anyone really, to deserve death," said Neighbor Audrey Robinson-Powell. "Especially an innocent child. I'm in disbelief to tell you the truth."
The 10-year-old boy attended Buffalo's International Preparatory School. According to administrators, the District's Crisis Team joined the school's Student Support Team to provide counseling for fellow students Wednesday.Mohamad Mohamud is now facing 2nd degree murder and plead not guilty to the charges against him. He's expected back in court for a felony hearing Monday.
Source: Buffalo New-york