And a mere six sentence mention in the local press, via Al-Zahrani sentenced for stabbing professor | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com. h/t to Consigliere
A 48-year-old former Binghamton University graduate student was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for stabbing a professor to death in December 2009.
Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani, a national of Saudi Arabia, pleaded guilty in May to first-degree manslaughter, according to the Broome County District Attorney’s Office. He stabbed Professor Richard Antoun multiple times in Antoun’s campus office.
Al-Zahrani was sentenced to a determinate term of 15 years in prison and five years post-release supervision. As a condition of his plea, he waived his right to appeal from his conviction. It’s expected that he will be deported to Saudi Arabia upon completion of his prison term.
The professor’s bio states, SOURCE: http://www.wbng.com/news/local/78538247.html
Antoun, who had lived on Vestal’s Murray Hill Road for a number of years, is a published author who has written several books. He published the book Understanding Fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Movements
A BU biography of Antoun shows that he received a doctorate from Harvard University in Massachusetts in 1963. The bio describes Antoun as an emeritus professor who is a, “sociocultural anthropologist who has conducted research among peasants in Jordan, urbanites in Lebanon, peasant-farmers in Iran, and migrants in Texas and Greece.
His scholarly interests center on comparative religion and symbolic systems, the social organization of tradition in Islamic law and ethics, the sociology of dispute with respect to tribal law in the Middle East, local-level politics, and the impact of transnational migration on education, work, and cultural change.”
Back stories here:
- Muslim who killed NY professor gets Saudi-paid NYC lawyer
- Binghamton Univ officials knew killer was a threat (updated)
- Muslim students tried to avoid Binghamton killer, others say he ‘acted like terrorist’, felt persecuted
- Muslim Grad Student Stabs Binghamton (NY) Middle Eastern Studies Professor to Death (updated)