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UR student Brendan Tevlin murdered in ‘bloody crusade’ to punish US
Posted 5:35 pm, August 21, 2014, by Web Staff, Updated at 01:00am, August 22, 2014.
Brendan Tevlin (SOURCE: WCBS)
Here is the killer below:
Ali Muhammad Brown also murdered 3 people in the State of Washington for “revenge” against the USA’s treatment of Muslims.
NEWARK, N.J. — Prosecutors say the man accused of killing a University of Richmond student Brendan Tevlin in New Jersey, in June, was on a “bloody crusade” to punish the United States government.
WCBS reports that 29-year old Ali Muhammad Brown is a strict Muslim and was seeking revenge for the government’s role in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.
Brown says U.S. intervention led to deaths of innocent children and civilians.
He is charged with shooting and killing 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin when he was stopped at a West Orange traffic light in June.
Both the passenger and driver’s seat windows of the Land Rover driven by Tevlin had been shattered,reports WCBS. Friends said that he had been playing video games with them shortly before the shooting. He had just texted his mom to say he was headed home.
Tevlin recently finished his freshmen year at the University of Richmond. Prior to college he was a student at Seton Hall Prep School, where he played lacrosse. He was a Eucharistic minister, a bagpipe player and a surfer,according to reports.
Prosecutors say Brown also killed three other people, in Seattle.
He is being held on $5 million bail.
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Following is the report the day of the murder:
UR student Brendan Tevlin found dead in car, ‘targeted’ by killer
Posted 10:58 pm, June 26, 2014, by Alix Bryan, Updated at 11:49pm, June 26, 2014
WEST ORANGE, N.J. – A University of Richmond student’s lifeless body was found inside an SUV parked in a New Jersey neighborhood Thursday morning, police said.
Investigators identified the victim as Brendan Tevlin, 19, of Livingston, and said the victim appeared to have been targeted by his killer.
Brendan Tevlin, via Twitter
Authorities said Tevlin was found dead about 1:30 a.m. in the driver’s seat of a Land Rover 4×4 parked in an apartment complex near Walker Road and Northfield Avenue in West Orange.
Both the passenger and driver’s seat windows had been shattered, reports WCBS. Friends said that he had been playing video games with them shortly before the shooting. He had just texted his mom to say he was headed home, according to a spokesman for the family.
Tevlin recently finished his freshmen year at the University of Richmond. Prior to college he was a student at Seton Hall Prep School.
Brendan played Lacrosse at Seton Hall, but not UR. He was a Eucharistic minister, a bagpipe player and a surfer, according to reports.
There was an overwhelming turnout for the prayer service held Thursday afternoon at Seton Hall.
“Wonderful kid. Straight-A student,” said Joe Callaghan, Tevlin’s uncle. “Lived right in my neighborhood. He’s been around my house for years. And not an enemy in the world.”
Police are investigating Tevlin’s death by an apparent gunshot wound as a homicide.
No arrests have been made, but investigators believe Tevlin was targeted. Investigators aren’t yet saying how Tevlin or the vehicle ended up outside the apartments.
The investigation is ongoing.