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According to Metro Police, Alaa Gamal Mikhaiel, 26, went to his cousin's apartment on Monday and said he needed to speak with her. He talked her into getting into his car and he drove away. She kept telling him to stop, but he took her to the Hamilton Creek boat ramp against her will where he attempted to rape her.
During the attempted rape, Mikhaiel also punched and slapped the victim several times. She fought her cousin off until he shoved her out the car door.
The suspect does not like the victim's boyfriend, according to the police report, and doesn't want her to marry him. In Egyptian custom, the victim's boyfriend wold not marry her if she had been raped.
Mikhaiel is in jail on $40,000 for kidnapping, rape, domestic assault and other charges.
Wednesday, December 12 2012, 06:56 AM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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