Devon Arthurs shot 22-year-old Jeremy Himmelman and 18-year-old Andrew Oneschuk, his roommates in a Tampa, Florida apartment. “When he was detained May 19th, Arthurs claimed that the two roommates that he killed were neo-Nazis who disrespected Arthurs’ recent conversion to Islam.”
Heavy Arthurs, 18, is accused of shooting his two roommates to death in the Florida apartment complex where they all lived because they hadn’t taken kindly to his conversion to the Muslim faith. Police said both were killed by gunshot wounds. A Fox reporter tweeted that the suspect is accused of using a rifle in the slayings.
The police report alleges that, when detectives interviewed Arthurs and inquired about a motive for the killings, “Arthurs claimed that he and his roommates shared a common neo-Nazi belief, until Arthurs recently converted to Islam. He said his roommates disrespected his Muslim faith.”
The reporter, Evan Lambert, of Fox 13, tweeted that Arthurs allegedly “made reference to Allah, killed victims b/c they disrespected Muslim faith.” However, the police report doesn’t mention that. According to Fox 13, Arthurs said, “I had to do it. This wouldn’t have had to happen if your country didn’t bomb my country.” The story says he referenced “Allah Mohammed!” to officers.
The suspect is accused of becoming more and more enraged by how the world treated Muslims. “He also said he had become angered by what he described as the world’s anti-Muslim sentiment and wanted to bring attention to his cause,” police alleged in the report.