Poloncarz, told the Buffalo News that confidentiality laws prevent him from commenting on any response by the county's Child Protective Services Division regarding Abdifatah. However, because of state law, we can't comment on this case. Finnerty holds the rolling pin Ali-Mohamed Mohamud used to bludgeon to death his year-old stepson. Principal at International Preparatory School, where the ten-year-old was a fifth-grade student, said there were troubling warning signs, but the family did a good job of covering it up.
Kathy Jamil said in June he came to school badly beaten up with a swollen forehead and two swollen, black eyes. His father told his teacher he had been in a fight on the bus with another boy. He had that day been 'horsing around' with another student but no one actually witnessed the alleged fight. But because the student had admitted to wrestling with him and pushing him, it was very possible that he had just got hit the wrong way on the window.
Ali-Mohamed Mohamud enters the courtroom where he is on trial for murdering his year-old stepson. Police sealed off the Buffalo home after they found Abdifatah tied to a chair, gagged and beaten to death by a rolling pin after his mother reported him missing When he confessed to killing his son on April 17, he again said he was attempting to discipline his son, who he claimed was kicking him.
The year-old admitted tying up his son's hands, tying him to a chair, sticking a sock in his mouth before duct-taping it shut and then beating him with a rolling pin. He said it was the first time he ever harmed the boy. An autopsy found he had been struck 70 times. Ali-Mohamed Mohamud, a Somalia native, admitted killing his stepson because he was trying to discipline him over falling behind in his homework Police investigators were shocked over the viciousness of the beating, according to Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda.
A neighbor, who did not want to be named, told officers she had seen him running for his life down the street. When she stopped to help him he told her: She agreed, telling Abdifatah: If something happens come back and tell me tomorrow morning.
Principal at International Preparatory School where the ten-year-old was a fifth-grade student said there were troubling warning signs, but the family did a good job of covering it up It was almost a year before his death that police were called to the house by the frightened ten-year-old, who told them he was being abused, calling back shortly after to tell them to hurry. Officers reported they did not see any physical signs of abuse on the child when they arrived on April 18, , though they did not ask him to take his clothes off for a closer examination.
According to the Buffalo News, Mohamud downplayed the boy's claims of abuse by saying he and his stepson were at odds over him doing homework. School administrators and teachers said that Abdifatah was a good student who always submitted his homework on time. Two essays he wrote revealed he won awards for his work and was at one stage a top student in his class.
He also said his teacher Miss Poole was his hero. Mohamud is married to the boy's mother, Shukri, and both have children from previous relationships totaling six children, according to the Buffalo News.
Mohamud could face 25 years to life in prison when sentenced Nov. Kathy Jamil said in June Abdifatah came to school badly beaten up with a swollen forehead and two swollen, black eyes.