June 12, 2007

Jeep Jihadi Apologizes, Requests Life... in California

His defense attorney claims he has "a severe mental illness."

The man accused of striking nine people when he drove a vehicle on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last year has apologized in a letter sent to the court.

In the letter dated May 20 and sent to Orange County Superior Court, Mohammed Taheri-azar said he is "very sorry for the crimes which I committed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on March 3, 2006. I sincerely regret what I did on that day. Please release me from state custody so that I may pursue my goal of living a productive life in California."

Taheri-azar has pleaded not guilty to nine counts of attempted first-degree murder and nine counts of felonious assault.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 12, 2007 08:11 AM

Well, now that he's apologized, we can cut him loose so he can pursue his goal of living a jail-free life.

It'll make room for more guys selling bongs on the Internets.

Posted by: David Terrenoire at June 12, 2007 08:21 AM

Taheri-azar can comfort himself with the knowledge that California will still be there when he gets out. Berkeley, too.

Posted by: Dusty at June 12, 2007 09:05 AM

I heard about this from WPTF as it woke me up this AM, and my first thought was "aren't there quite a few Islamic crazies out in California? Schools that preach violence?"

Let's hope Easley doesn't buy into this claptrap.

Posted by: William Teach at June 12, 2007 09:10 AM

"Please release me from state custody so that I may pursue my goal of living a productive life in California."

We now have a new item for the Defense Strategy Guide™ : The Paris Hilton Defense

Posted by: Dan Irving at June 12, 2007 12:31 PM

What??? He didn't claim he was tortured in jail? Did he forget to do that or will it be in the next letter?

Posted by: 1sttofight at June 12, 2007 01:01 PM

That's hilarious. Unfortunately, there's probably some judge that will buy it. Dude needs the same treatment Dahmer got.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at June 12, 2007 08:27 PM

Since when do people who commit State crimes get to decide where they will be incarcerated?

Posted by: Tom TB at June 13, 2007 07:51 AM

Sorry to burst your bubble, but UNC Chapel Hill is located in Orange County, North Carolina (Hillsborough is the county seat). Hence, the missive by Taheriazar to the court in Orange County.

Posted by: lawhawk at June 13, 2007 10:17 AM

Deception is allowed under islamic law, to fool the's called "Taqiyya". This boy is just playin' the game, and the authorities are eating it up.

Posted by: LisaV (aka "Talismen - Lady Crusader against jihad") at June 13, 2007 07:32 PM