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Dayton Man Shares Memories Of Slain Former Students

Feb 23, 2015

Earlier this month three Muslim-American students were found dead in their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina—and a local Dayton resident says he knew them well.

Deah Barakat, 23; his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21; and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19 were shot and killed over a reported parking dispute. Their neighbor, 46 year old Craig Hicks, turned himself in several hours after the crime. He was indicted by a grand jury last week.

Shaad Ahmed, the Principal at the Dayton Islamic School, used to live in North Carolina. He worked with all three of the murdered students at Al-Iman School, where he used to teach.  He talked with WYSO’s Jerry Kenney about his former students and the impact of their deaths.