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Utah: Burmese Muslim refugee sentenced in brutal rape/murder of little girl

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 15, 2014

Diversity is strength alert!

Esar Met got life in prison. You get to pay his tab for decades to come.

For long-time readers, Esar Met should be a familiar name.  He was convicted of raping and murdering a fellow refugee—a little Christian girl—in the apartment complex where naive resettlement agency employees and the US State Department had placed him.

Right after the murder in 2008, it was not too difficult for a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune to discover that Met lived in a separate part of the same refugee camp as did his victim—Hser Ner Moo—for a reason!

Burmese Muslims and Christians do not mix in their home country and no one should be expecting them to “melt”  into our American cultural stew either!

Besides that issue, Met clearly had mental problems back in the camp and for that reason alone should have been barred from entry into the US.  So where was the highly touted “screening” we are always told precedes a refugees arrival in America?

I don’t have time to rehash this terrible story and the trial, so click here for everything we have on Met.

Now the taxpayers of Utah get to take care of him in prison for life!

From Fox13  (Hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’):

SALT LAKE CITY — Insisting that he was innocent in the gruesome sexual assault and beating death of a 7-year-old girl, Esar Met was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole.

“I didn’t kill that girl. I don’t know who killed that girl,” Met told the judge through a Burmese interpreter.

Met, a Burmese refugee, reiterated his alibi and said he did not understand American laws when he was arrested in connection with the death of Hser Ner Moo. He said in his native country, law enforcement officers torture suspects and he feared the same would happen to him.

The medical examiner testified that she died in “excruciating pain” and her mother wonders if coming to America was the right thing to do.

Hser Ner Moo died a painful death.

Met was convicted of killing Hser Ner Moo, who vanished from her refugee family’s South Salt Lake apartment back in 2008, when she left home to play with friends. The next day, her body was found in the apartment Met shared with four others, in a basement shower stall.

In their own statements to Third District Court Judge Judith Atherton, Hser Ner Moo’s family said Met destroyed them. Hser’s mother, Pearlly Wah, told Met that since her daughter died her family “has never had any peace.”

“Maybe if I hadn’t come to this country, my daughter would still be alive,” she said, wiping tears and speaking through an interpreter. “This man, he was so brutal to my little girl.”

A jury deliberated for five hours in January before convicting Met of aggravated murder and child kidnapping. Prosecutors said the 7 year old was, “sexually assaulted, repeatedly beaten, strangled, had her arm bent and broken, and ultimately killed by a massive blow or blows to her chest.”

Can you imagine the cost of incarcerating this young Muslim for life!  No doubt he will demand special religious accommodation.

So much for “welcoming” states with do-gooder-itis!

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