The victim was “wicked scared” when I helped her.
(Resident at the hotel for the homeless in Shelburne, VT)
Here is what they know so far. Most likely a Somali (probably a Bantu) based on his native language.
BURLINGTON — A man who allegedly used a machete to attack a 73-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge.
Appearing in Chittenden Superior Court via video Monday, Abukar Ibrahim, 32, watched as his attorney entered not guilty pleas on Ibrahim’s behalf to charges of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of unlawful mischief and violating conditions of release. [What is this last bit, had he been in police custody before?—ed]
Judge David Fenster ordered Ibrahim to undergo a sanity and competency evaluation and to be held without bail at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
Ibrahim will next appear in court in early February. The court also granted him an interpreter who speaks Maay Maay, a language used mostly in Somalia; however, no interpreter was evident in the courtroom Monday.
See one description of the language Ibrahim speaks, here. You can bet the taxpayers in Vermont will have a big expense for this “man” for his interpreter requirements.
Shelburne police responded Friday to calls of a man breaking car windows at the Harbor Place motel. Police said they found the Meals on Wheels volunteer with severe leg wounds and Ibrahim barricaded in a room, taunting police. It took officers more than two hours to get Ibrahim to come out, according to authorities.
James Scott said he has been living at Harbor Place since December. Scott was leaving the motel office Friday and came across the victim, who had blood running down her leg and tracking on the floor, he said.
“I just happened to be coming out of the office and helped her in. She looked fine but scared, wicked scared,” Scott said.
Scott said the attack made him feel unsafe, and he raised questions about who is allowed to live in the motel.
I guess Ibrahim isn’t homeless anymore and the ‘welcoming’ taxpayers of Vermont will be taking care of his needs for a VERY long time!
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Afterthought: I wonder when the likes of Bloomberg and Murdoch are writing their glowing economic studies about the need for laborers like Ibrahim, do they consider it a cost of doing business when their immigrants go wrong and end up costing taxpayers an enormous sum?
And, wouldn’t it be great if the elderly victim could sue whatever agency dropped him off in Vermont!