VOL. 125 | NO. 5 | Friday, January 8, 2010
Attorney in Ark. Recruiters Shooting Case Wants Money
The Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The attorney for a Memphis, Tenn., man charged with killing a soldier at a Little Rock recruiting office wants up to $30,000 from the state for the defense.
Attorney Claiborne Ferguson is asking a judge to order the Arkansas Public Defender Commission to pay for expert witnesses and investigators.
Ferguson represents Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad on capital murder and attempted capital murder charges in the June 1 shooting death of Pvt. William Long of Conway and Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula of Jacksonville.
The two were shot as they stood outside the Army-Navy Career Center in west Little Rock.
Muhammad has claimed the shootings were justified retaliation for U.S. military action in the Middle East. He told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he does not believe he is guilty.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com
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