Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Brutal Beating Death Of His Stepson | News
BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo man accused in the brutal beating death of his young stepson is now set to be tried for murder.
Prosecutors say that Ali Mohamud has admitted to tying up his 10-year-old stepson Abdi and beating him to death with a rolling pin in the basement of the family's home on the East Side two months ago.
The Medical Examiner says Abdi was struck some 70 times.
On Monday, a judge set September 5th for a hearing on whether the confession that Mohamud allegedly made to police can be used against him at his trial, as well as whether the rolling pin and other physical evidence can be used at the trial.
The judge also set October 9th as the date for Mohamud to stand trial for murdering Abdi.
He faces a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted, and the District Attorney's office says it will not enter into any plea negotiations with Mohamud, meaning that unless he pleads guilty as charged to murder, the case will go to trial with prosecutors potentially holding a mountain of evidence against him.