How does a student decide when to kill?
Yesterday, in a Harris County courtroom, Nur Mohamed admitted to stabbing Tabassum Khan to death for the sum of $4,000 and a ride home. Who ordered the hit on the 43-year-old woman? Danish Moazzam Minhas did. Minhas is Khan's teen-aged son.
Two days before Thanksgiving Day 2009, Minhas told police that he found the body of his mother after he had stayed out all night.
When confronted with evidence of bloody handprint and doorknob, Mohamed gave police a different version of events. He told them that Minhas picked him up and took him to Khan's apartment. Minhas went in to check that his mother was there, then left the door open and signaled him. After the murder, Minhas took Mohamed home.
"Did Danish Minhas show any remorse?" prosecutor Angela Weltin asked.
"No," Mohamed said. "He just smiled."
Minhas faces five years to life in prison if convicted of murder. He is expected to go to trial in April. If he agrees to testify against Minhas, Mohamed faces a forty year sentence.
"He who is greedy is always in want." Surely, the young duo want more life, less time.