Neighbor accused of killing 86-year-old man

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, October 16, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — A 63-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of beating his elderly neighbor to death because he felt he was being ostracized by the Somali community.

Bashir Yusuf Jama is charged with second-degree intentional murder in the Oct. 8 beating death of 86-year-old Jama Adan Mohamed.

Mohamed’s daughter found his body in his apartment.

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Police reviewed security cameras that showed Mohamed entering the building at 12:22 p.m. and a suspect identified as Jama following about 10 minutes later.

Jama told police he felt Mohamed was spearheading an effort to push him out of the community. The charges say when Jama went to confront Mohamed, he struck him several times over the head with a piece of metal construction material.

Jama remains in jail on $1 million bail.