A Somali Muslim man charged in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman in northwest North Dakota is now accused of killing her mother, brother and the mother’s boyfriend, who were found dead the same day in mobile home.
Bismarck Tribune Omar Mohamed Kalmio, 27, who has a history of violent crime, was charged with murder several months after his infant daughter’s mother, Sabrina Zephier, was found dead at her home in Minot in January 2011. The baby was found in the home unharmed.
Court documents show prosecutors filed additional murder charges Friday, alleging Kalmio also was the gunman who killed 13-year-old Dylan Zephier, 38-year-old Jolene Zephier, and Jolene’s 22-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Longie.
Multiple slayings are virtually unheard of in North Dakota, which had 10 murders and non-negligent homicides in all of 2010, according to data compiled by the FBI. (Well, get used to it, now that you have Somali Muslims there)
Kalmio, who has pleaded not guilty in Sabrina Zephier’s death, is being held without bond. His trial was scheduled to begin June 4, but was cancelled when the new charges were filed.
Kalmio was arrested last August at the Grand Forks County jail, where he had been held since February 2011 on an unrelated charge. The Somali national has said he was in the U.S. under political asylum. (Thanks to Obama, there are hundreds of thousands of Somali Muslims in America now)
Kalmio was convicted in 2006 of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and sentenced to about a year in prison. He and a group of other Somali men were accused of attacking a man in Minneapolis in January 2006, and Kalmio stabbed him three times in the back with a knife. Kalmio also was convicted of theft in 2006, and ordered to pay a fine.