1990 Tucson mosque murder suspect found guilty - Tucson News Now

1990 Tucson mosque murder suspect found guilty

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Glen Francis Glen Francis
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A verdict has been reached in a Tucson murder case that goes back decades.

Glen Francis was extradited from Canada last year for the 1990 murder of Tucson imam Rashad Khalifa.

Khalifa was found stabbed to death in his mosque near the University of Arizona.

Investigators say Khalifa had been threatened over his mathematical interpretation of the Quran and that Francis began studying at the mosque under an assumed name shortly before Khalifa was killed.

Khalifa's interpretation angered some Muslim extremists.

Francis was found guilty on first degree murder. His sentencing date is set for Jan. 28, 2013.

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