5 questions about the murder of Nabra Hassanen

“I don’t know when it’s going to end”, said Nor Ngaliman, 49, who came to the prayer service with her 18-year-old daughter Mariam Ahmed.The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office issued statements on Monday, saying the case was not being treated as a hate crime, but that the investigation is ongoing.Torres purportedly used a metal baseball bat to kill Hassanen, according to police and witnesses.Still, justice advocacy groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, are encouraging police to not dismiss the possibility of a hate crime. He does not, however, face hate crime charges.”You think you know someone because of what people say about them, but if people got to know each other, got to know people of different backgrounds”, she said, “a lot of the hatred-fueled acts like this wouldn’t exist”. “And it wasn’t just Muslim youth” but the broader Reston community that she was connected to, he said.Darwin Martinez Torres is now in jail facing a second-degree murder charge.It was said that Torres later caught up with the group brandishing a baseball bat. His public defender, Dawn Butorac, declined to comment. Board chair Rizwan Jaka said there has been “just a tremendous outpouring of support” from people of all faiths.A student at South Lakes High School in Reston, Nabra was known for her enthusiasm for fashion and makeup. He got out of the auto with a baseball bat and struck Hassanen with it, police said.A Muslim teen who police say was killed by an angry motorist in northern Virginia is being described as a bright girl who was loved by her community. However, authorities now suspect that Nabra Hassanen may have been raped before she was murdered on Sunday.Mohmoud Hassenen Aboras has not explained to his youngest daughter why her oldest sister has not been home since the early morning hours of last Sunday. He said the community is grieving, but needs to remain strong. Some wearing Islamic robes, others in street clothes, they left their cars as traffic overflowed and walked more than a mile to reach her mosque.Rizwan Jaka, spokesman for the ADAMS Center in Sterling, said he expected anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 people to attend the funeral services for Nabra Hassanen.At the ADAMS Center Tuesday, Chaplain Joshua Salaam said Hassanen was a attractive and thoughtful young woman who encouraged her friends to “give to people who are in need, even if it’s your last dollar”, and to “befriend people who other people don’t like”. After hitting the girl, he took her away and killed her.Later Wednesday evening, after Hassanen’s burial, a crowd of several thousand gathered at a plaza few blocks from her home for a vigil.[Renss Greene/Loudoun Now] The initial altercation occurred in Fairfax County and the Fairfax County Police Department has been leading the investigation.Her mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, announced plans to hold her funeral this afternoon and encouraged people to come together and “respond to bad with good”.Police say they have found no evidence that the attack was a hate crime, but some Islamic leaders have said they’re skeptical that Hassenan’s religion and appearance weren’t a factor.Darwin Martinez Torres chased the group in his vehicle, driving up on the curb, police said. Roessler also said police are waiting on the results of forensic tests on Hassanen’s body, which was pulled from a pond Sunday, in an attempt to determine whether she was sexually assaulted.”This was accompanied by a 44 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in the same period”, it said.