Totally Idiotic! Man Wanted In 2005 Murder, Post Wedding Photos On MySpace (Yes, MySpace!)


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 Americaโ€™s Most Wanted list for the stabbing death of Byron โ€˜BJโ€™ Bryant in 2005.

According to records, Ramadan, whose last known address was in New Rochelle, New York, was born Justin Faustin, and his name was legally changed by family members. Officials now believe he may have taken on a new identity. There’s “a strong possibility he is in the Caribbean,” Leuer said.
“Two young men were lost that day,” Bryant’s mother, Cheryl Pitts-Bryant told “My son never to return.”Pitts-Bryant said her son, who was the classmate of Ramadan at Hampton University in Virginia at the time, was studying business, and hoping to go into a career in law.
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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