Student Charged in Binghamton U. Professor's Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) - A graduate student has been accused of
fatally stabbing a 77-year-old Binghamton University anthropology professor.

Authorities say Abdulsalam al-Zahrani was charged with murder Saturday in the death of Richard T. Antoun on Friday.

Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen says Antoun knew al Zahrani from school. He told The New York Times the two had known each other for "quite some time."

Mollen says he didn't know whether al-Zahrani has an attorney. There was no phone listing in Binghamton for the 46-year-old Saudi national.

Antoun has written several books, including "Understanding Fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Movements."

Mollen says there's no indication of religious or ethnic motivation in the attack.


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