Ragheb and Nabil Sulaiman's First Day in Court Postponed Again Until January
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Prosecutors asked for extra time to finish their investigation into the assault, and the Sulaimans' attorney didn't object, Griffith says.
The case has also been complicated by the death of the presiding judge. Judge Roberto Piniero, a well respected court veteran, died from complications from a stroke at age 56 on Dec. 9.
The Sulaimans' contentious case began on Nov. 18 when the QuickStop clerks got into a heated argument with a customer named Akil Oliver. Witnesses later said Oliver was steamed because he believed he'd been shorted seven cents change.
When Oliver stormed back into the store -- and allegedly called the Sulaimans "fucking Arabs" and insulted their family -- police say 19-year-old Nabil hit him with a bottle before 24-year-old Ragheb killed him with a crowbar.
The case prompted has protests in Perrine against the store. Ragheb faces charges of second-degree murder, while Nabil could be charged with aggravated assault.
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