Utah murder trial ends with guilty verdict for Burmese Muslim refugee

It was a trial that riveted readers of The Salt Lake Tribune for the last couple of weeks, but barely made news outside of Utah.  Esar Met, a Burmese Muslim man, was arrested in 2008 for the brutal sexual assault and murder of a 7-year-old Burmese girl in their Salt Lake City apartment building.   A … Continue reading Utah murder trial ends with guilty verdict for Burmese Muslim refugee

Defense rests without calling a witness in Utah refugee murder trial

Final arguments will be today. For new readers, see our previous posts on the trial of Burmese Muslim, Esar Met, who is accused of murdering a 7-year-old Burmese Karen Christian girl in the apartment building where both were resettled by the US State Department and its Utah contractors. Apparently, the defense could find no one … Continue reading Defense rests without calling a witness in Utah refugee murder trial

Utah murder might not have happened if US State Department had not placed Burmese Muslim in Christian apartment

Why are we resettling so many Muslims?  Why any Muslims at all? It ultimately falls on the US State Department to have some understanding of Muslim/Christian tensions among the refugees they resettle in America even if it was Catholic Community Services or the International Rescue Committee (federal contractors in Utah) who ultimately placed Muslim Esar … Continue reading Utah murder might not have happened if US State Department had not placed Burmese Muslim in Christian apartment

Utah refugee trial opens with paramedic describing “horror scene”

Yesterday we reported that jury selection had begun in the trial of a Burmese refugee accused of raping and murdering a 7-year-old fellow refugee in 2008. From KSL.com (Utah): SALT LAKE CITY — Paramedic Andrew Maurer well remembers being led into a South Salt Lake basement where the body of 7-year-old missing girl had just … Continue reading Utah refugee trial opens with paramedic describing “horror scene”

Utah: Trial begins for Burmese Muslim who killed fellow refugee girl

This is a horrible case we reported from the time it happened in 2008.  I’ll bet you won’t hear about it even on Fox News! Yesterday, jury selection began in the murder trial of Esar Met who was arrested shortly after the murder of a Hser Ner Moo  a 7-year-old Burmese Karen Christian girl who … Continue reading Utah: Trial begins for Burmese Muslim who killed fellow refugee girl

Utah: After nearly six years trial to begin in case of Burmese refugee who allegedly raped and murdered 7-year-old

Wow!  I wondered what had happened to this case we reported back in 2008, and just tonight up pops the news that the trial will begin in January for Esar Met who we learned in 2012 is a Burmese Muslim (a Rohingya?).   The victim, Hser Ner Moo, was a Christian and both had been resettled … Continue reading Utah: After nearly six years trial to begin in case of Burmese refugee who allegedly raped and murdered 7-year-old

Burmese refugee on trial for murder in Utah might be saved from death penalty, why?

He may have lied on his documents to get into the US and may have been under 18 when he allegedly brutally raped and murdered a little Burmese Christian girl in 2008.   Gee, I wonder where his defense lawyers got this idea (4 years later!)?  Could they have been watching the Somali trial in Tennessee … Continue reading Burmese refugee on trial for murder in Utah might be saved from death penalty, why?