Florida: Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty for Muslim who killed neo-Nazi roommates

Source: Prosecutors will not seek death in Tampa neo-Nazi slaying – Houston Chronicle

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors said they will not seek the death penalty against a former neo-Nazi accused of killing two of his roommates.

The decision was announced without explanation during a hearing on Thursday in the case of 18-year-old Devon Arthurs, who faces two counts of first-degree murder, The Tampa Bay Times reported.

Arthurs took people hostage in a Tampa-area smoke shop in May, then led police to the bodies of his two roommates in an apartment they shared.

He told police he killed Jeremy Himmelman, 22, and Andrew Oneschuk, 18, because they had disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

Arthurs later told detectives the men were members of a neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division who were planning bombings.

A fourth roommate, Brandon Russell, faces federal explosives charges after investigators found the high volatile explosive HMTD and bomb-making materials, as well as a framed picture of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, in the apartment.

Russell has denied any plans to make a bomb, as Arthurs claimed, saying the materials were used to boost model rockets.

Oneschuk’s father, Walter Oneschuk, said he accepts prosecutors’ decision and would be satisfied if Arthurs ultimately is sentenced to life in prison.

“Personally, I don’t care if he gets the death penalty. It’s not going to change anything with Andrew,” he said.

Previously reported:

The police report stated that Arthurs was armed with a semiautomatic handgun that he removed from his waistband when he arrived at the store.

“Do me a favor and get the f—- on the ground!” Arthurs yelled to a female employee and male customer, according to the report. “Why shouldn’t I kill you?”

“He…informed all three victims that he was upset due to America bombing his Muslim countries,” police detective Kenneth Nightlinger said in the report.


5 thoughts on “Florida: Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty for Muslim who killed neo-Nazi roommates

  1. Now Florida government has bowed to Obama’s USA sharia law, as it bowed to PC queer communities. Looks like the citizens will have to step in where the government and its faux lawyers have failed us once again. FL is now far left of the Republic.

  2. He should be tied to pole, and either get his head cut off or face a firing squad.
    Islam is a Cancer, as thus it must be Eradicated, World Wide ASAP!
    Islam is NOT a religion, maybe a cult at most, but more of a Political system then a Religion
    Since the start of islam, 270 million People have been killed by muslims world wide, it is not a religion of peace.
    To back up my facts watch this video and see for yourself – https://youtu.be/t_Qpy0mXg8Y

  3. I’d just offer him a steady diet of pork products. Then I’d bury him in a pig’s carcass. But I’d inform him of this before he died. Oh yes, I’d arrange martial visits for him with Obama.

  4. Any American who voluntarily converts to Islam, should immediately undergo a psychiatric examination. There is something mentally wrong with a person who would choose to follow this. It’s much the same as people who fall victim to a cult, and have to be deprogrammed.

  5. My, my, my, what a “model citizen” he has become as a convert to PISSLAM! Ya gotta admit he sure does emulate his PHONY DEAD FALSE prophet!!!! Yeah, there ya go…..

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