Mohammed Almaru allegedly beat 17-year-old Mia Maro to death on what was supposed to have been her prom night. Just days before, she texted her aunt that Almaru would “beat her ass” and was “going to kill her” over a fender bender.
FOX32, citing court documents, (h/t AZ gal) reports that Maro and her father had an argument last week about her attending her school’s prom.
Almaru initially gave his daughter permission to attend her senior prom, which happened April 29. However, he later changed his mind, stating that he “did not trust her,” the court documents state.
Mohammed accused Mia of hiding things from him, claiming he had to “beat the information out of her.” He claimed he went through Mia’s phone and found something that allegedly proved she was not being truthful.
According to CBS News, Mohammed also ingested pills, causing him to need intubation at the hospital. The self-inflicted wounds were reportedly superficial.
A postmortem examination found Mia had “extensive hemorrhaging and bleeding, and her body was covered in bruising,” including on her back, forearms, hands, legs and feet.
Investigators found a bent metal pole containing blood and hair on the kitchen floor. They also found a rubber mallet that appeared to have blood on it in the garage.
Mohammed Almaru faces 20 to 60 years behind bars if convicted of first-degree murder.
Mia’s mother — Mohammed’s wife — Audrey Jorgenson, also lived in the Tinley Park home, which is less than 30 minutes south of Chicago. Jorgenson had suffered a traumatic brain injury from a 2019 medical emergency that left her confined to a wheelchair and mostly non-communicative, records show. Mohammed’s sisters, Linda Maro and Randa Almaru, were Jorgenson’s primary caretakers with assistance from Mia, but did not live at the home.