You couldn’t tell by his name – Austin Smith – that he is a Muslim, but it comes out at the end of the video below when his cousin identifies him as a Muslim. He was arrested by Phoenix police for four killings — his wife, two of his daughters and the man with whom he believed his wife was having an affair.
ClarionProject According to Phoenix Police Sergeant Tommy Thompson, “Austin Smith said that the reason he shot these individuals is because in Allah’s eyes, it was all right for him to deal with someone in this manner who had been involved in adultery, extramarital affairs.”
The wife Dasia Patterson was the first person killed. She was fatally shot after Smith confronted her about the affair, Fox 10 Phoenix reported. After her denial, that’s when he told police Allah told him to shoot her, the station reported, citing court records.
He told police he next killed 5-year-old Nasha because she was going against God’s law and then killed 7-year-old Mayan with force because she was weeping for the wicked, according to the station. According to court documents, he said spared his three-year old who was found hiding under a bed because she reminded him of himself.