Los Angeles father accused of killing his son with a shotgun because he is gay

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    Apr 02, 2016 7:51 AM GMT
    He does look familiar, I do know or have met at least 2 guys named Amir, maybe a religious, christian killing?



    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/la-father-accused-killing-son-gay-article-1.2586050

    A Los Angeles father has been accused of killing his son with a shotgun because he is gay.

    Shehada Khalil Issa faces one count of murder after his son Amir Issa was found shot dead outside their North Hills home on Tuesday, the result of what prosecutors say was a hate crime.

    An investigation into the death of the victim’s mother, who was found dead from stab wounds inside the house’s bathroom, is still ongoing.

    Amir Issa had chronicled his frustration with his parents on his Facebook page, saying that they were trying to control him.

    He said that they “lied to courts and doctor to try and label me as mentally ill and failed in their attempts to have me falsely imprisoned and evicted.”

    Issa added, “I want to see Jesus. Please help rid this world of the demons that attack me,” and said that he had directed his life insurance money to go to the Seventh-day Adventist church.

    His page also included a video where he speaks with two people he says are his parents and argues with them about his sexuality, demanding to know if they had ever had anal sex.

    At points during the video his presumed father calls him a pervert and says he should be castrated.


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    Apr 02, 2016 10:08 AM GMT
    While it's a fucking MESS, I don't think it was a hate crime per se.

    "A Los Angeles Police spokesman told the Daily News Saturday that the victim was actually 38, the same age as an Amier Issa who previously had legal trouble in San Diego for slashing his ex-boyfriend’s face with a knife in 2008."

    The mother was found dead, slashed in the bathroom. The son may have flipped out on his mother, and Dad shot him. Son sounds like he had his own demons. Being Gay was merely a side show.
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    Apr 02, 2016 3:33 PM GMT
    Very sad.
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    Apr 03, 2016 5:40 AM GMT

    Probably a combo, many family issues going on here, so sad, there will be a vigil held Monday eve @ Sepulveda and Nordoff (SFV) icon_sad.gif



    North Hills father charged with killing son for being gay (video)
    http://abc7.com/news/north-hills-father-charged-with-killing-son-for-being-gay/1273400/


    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Friday that Issa had previously threatened to kill his 29-year-old son for being gay.

    "The murder was committed because of the victim's sexual orientation and because of the defendant's perception of that status and the victims' association with a person and a group of that status," prosecutors said in a statement.

    They did not elaborate. Police had no details Saturday on any of the alleged threats the father had made against his gay son.

    Neighbors said Issa didn't say much and kept to himself, and that Issa's wife was rarely seen. One neighbor told the Los Angeles Times the young man had a troubled history and was involved in several incidents that led to police being called to the house. Francisco Gonzalez Jr. said the elder Issa once told him: "Drugs can mess up your life. My son had a great life, and then he did drugs and it all went away."

    Sgt. Greg Bruce told the Times the young man had been using the back of the house as an apartment, but his parents were seeking to sell the house and evict their son.

    "Our detectives were involved in the eviction process to try to get him removed from the property," he said. Bruce said he wasn't aware of any disputes related to the son's sexual orientation.

    Dave Garcia is the policy director for L.A.'s LGBT Center. He said young people who are shunned by their families can get help at the center with housing and counseling. Garcia said recent anti-gay legislation in other states only makes matters worse for the entire LGBT community.


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    Apr 03, 2016 6:44 AM GMT
    I'm kinda conflicted...

    has it been ruled out that the son did not stab his mother to death?

    What I find odd is the provocation, something doesn't sound right. I'm sure his parents fought, but something must've set off the events.

    He was charged for slashing his boyfriends face with a knife.
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    Apr 03, 2016 6:45 AM GMT
    timmm55 saidWhile it's a fucking MESS, I don't think it was a hate crime per se.

    "A Los Angeles Police spokesman told the Daily News Saturday that the victim was actually 38, the same age as an Amier Issa who previously had legal trouble in San Diego for slashing his ex-boyfriend’s face with a knife in 2008."

    The mother was found dead, slashed in the bathroom. The son may have flipped out on his mother, and Dad shot him. Son sounds like he had his own demons. Being Gay was merely a side show.


    THIS.

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    such a horrible thing
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    Apr 03, 2016 7:06 AM GMT
    mix of drugs, mental illness, homophobia and extreme family dysfunction had finally led to a tragic result.

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    I retract my previous statement.

    prosecutors are trying to make this a hate crime when it clearly is not. shameful. police and news reports keep changing the story.

    the father may have a self-defense defense
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    Apr 03, 2016 8:36 AM GMT
    It's devastating, and to make it worse, I read the comments under this vid:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pzd_2JVeyY

    Yep, people actually egging on the dad. I know YouTube is full of trolls, but obviously they mean what they say. I wish there was something I could do to stop this madness. I lose faith in humanity when I see things like this.
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    Apr 03, 2016 9:55 AM GMT
    middle eastern problems
    from where those degrading homophobic religious nutcases come from?