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Binghamton University Professor, Antoun, Murdered

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Antoun, 77, of Vestal, died at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, where he was rushed following an attack against him inside BU’s Science I building by graduate student Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani, 46, of Binghamton.

According to police radio transmissions, Antoun was stabbed four times with a 6-inch kitchen blade while he was inside a campus office.

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Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani, 46, of Binghamton has been charged with the murder of Binghamton University Professor Richard Antoun (Photo provided)

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Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Binghamton University Professor Richard T. Antoun.

Binghamton University Prof. Richard Antoun
Binghamton University Prof. Richard Antoun

Al-Zahrani was taken to the Broome County Jail at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, said Broome County Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Carlson. He arraigned in Vestal Town Court Saturday morning. No bail was set.

Al-Zahrani, of Main Street, Binghamton, was charged by Binghamton University Police. Al-Zahrani was a cultural anthropology student working on his dissertation, according to the university Web site.

The fatal stabbing Friday of the longtime Binghamton University anthropology professor Antoun has left the community with more questions than answers, again.

  • Prof. Richard Antoun remembered as gentle man dedicated to dispelling stereotypes about different cultures
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    December 11, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    British teenager who killed his girlfriend by setting her afire convicted

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    Cries of “Yes” echoed round the packed public gallery, and Ms McCagh’s parents linked arms and wept when the jury delivered their decision.
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    A teenager who killed his girlfriend by dousing her in petrol and setting her
    alight was facing life sentence today after being found guilty of her “cruel
    and barbaric” murder.

    Stewart Blackburn who was found guilty of the murder of Jessica McCagh at Livingston High Court

    Jessica McCagh, 17, was engulfed in flames when Stewart Blackburn, 18, set
    light to her in the bedroom of his flat in Arbroath, Angus, after she had
    threatened to leave him during a row.

    The judge, Lord Bracadale, said today that Blackburn had shown “a degree of
    wickedness” that would leave right-thinking people feeling “deeply

    “She was your girlfriend, aged 17 years, and she died a terrible death at your
    hands,” he said. “Her family are left bereft.”

    Deferring sentencing until January for reports, Lord Bracadale said that only
    one punishment, life imprisonment, was applicable.

    After a ten-day trial the jury at Livingston High Court took less than two
    hours to find Blackburn guilty of the murder on April 25 last year.
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    Written by Steve

    December 4, 2009 at 9:12 pm

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