The fact that Jihad Amir Ramadan, is wanted for murdering a former friend and classmate (they both attended Hampton University in Virginia) is disturbing enough, but the fact that he was dumb enough to resurface and post wedding photos on MySpace was even more disturbing. Ramadan is on America’s Most Wanted list for the stabbing death of Byron ‘BJ’ Bryant in 2005.
She said she was told by eyewitnesses to the scene that Bryant and his roommate were at a gathering off campus when her Texan son was surrounded by a group of young men from New York.
Bryant was stabbed, his carotid artery was severed, and he bled to death on the operating table, his mother recalled. He was 20 years old at the time.
“I don’t believe [Jihad] went out and said, ‘I’m going to kill somebody’ that day,” Pitts-Bryant said. “[But] he needs to know that we’re still looking for him and that he’s not going to get to live this life of freedom.”
Pitts-Bryant said that although it has been 11 years since her son’s passing in 2005, her son’s friends from the time still make routine visits to her home in Houston on his birthday, or the anniversary of his death. Source
This story is very disheartening, and it definitely is not fair that Ramadan can go on with his life (assume a new one) – get married and start a family, while Bryant lays 6 feet under.
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