Man who killed immigrant cabbie gets life term

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EL CAJON, Calif. — A gang member who fatally shot a taxi driver at the end of a cab ride in Lemon Grove was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in state prison.

Demetrius Sissac, 21, was convicted June 28 of second-degree murder in the Oct. 30, 2011, death of Jalaludin Hamrah, a 39-year-old immigrant from Afghanistan. Jurors also found him guilty of weapons violations.

A motive for the slaying was not clear, though prosecutors said the defendant was on probation for auto theft at the time of the killing.

The prosecution said Hamrah gave a ride to the defendant and some of his friends in the early morning hours and, at the end of that ride, Sissac shot and killed him.

The friends had no idea the defendant was going to shoot Hamrah and it was one of those friends who later turned Sissac into authorities, according to the prosecution.

Hamrah was found dead in his cab, which had crashed in the 3400 block of Main Street. Paramedics discovered a bullet wound in his upper body when they pulled him from the wreckage.

Sissac was arrested three days later.


  • Guest

    I hope this fucker dies in prison and burns in hell. Killing an innocent, hard working person who is trying to feed his family for no reason. Don't drop the soap coward.

  • Mattius

    Note to the degenerate niggers who are capable of reading: there are other ways of seeing your entire families in prison that do not involve murdering people who infinitely better than you. Of course, I am really only talking to like one, or two niggers that a) have a computer with an internet connection, and b) can read. When the plague of niggers is wiped out, only then will we really know peace. Thank god for planned parenthood and all the great work they have done preventing future degenerate niggers from being born.

  • your momma

    Bunch of cowards that we will never see in public so someone can show you a n word could really be. Stupid! Cowards! That all you can do is say and i mean say something stupid! little bitches!

    • josh

      shut the fuck up you stupid mothafucker, talking about "never see in public" your the one who is not using his real name fag and if there is a coward it should defiantly be you. Moron go back to school and get yourself educated.

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