Friday, January 27, 2012

Retrial Begins in Tracey Biletnikoff Murder


Murder victim Tracey Biletnikoff


[Previously, at WEJB/NSU:

“Mischief by Ninth Circus Leads to New Trial for Mohammed Haroon Ali, Who in 1999 Confessed to Killing Fred Biletnikoff’s Daughter, Tracey; Defense Attorney Seeks to Re-Define Murder Without Premeditation (2nd Degree) as ‘Manslaughter’”; and

“Jury Selection Begins in Tracey Biletnikoff Murder Trial.”]

By David in TN

On Wednesday, the retrial of Mohammed Haroon Ali began in San Mareo, California.

Ali is charged with the murder of Tracey Biletnikoff, daughter of pro football Hall of Fame receiver Fred Biletnikoff.

The trial will determine how long Ali is incarcerated. The first trial resulted in a “life” sentence. It was overturned, after an appeals court ruled prospective black jurors had been dismissed for racial reasons.

The defense is arguing for a verdict of voluntary manslaughter. If this happens, Ali will probably be released with time served.

Incidentally, Ali had a conviction in 1995 for abducting and beating an ex-girlfriend. What was the punishment? Probation.

Ali and Biletnikoff met at a drug treatment program and began dating. When she rebuked him for falling off the wagon, Ali strangled her and threw her body in a ravine.


Tracey Biletnikoff's murderer, Mohammed Haroon Ali


No comments: