Graduate student sentenced to 15 years in prison for the stabbing death of Binghamton U. professor Richard Antoun
The Associated Press
September 26, 2011
A graduate student from Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing a university professor to death in upstate New York.
Abdulsalam al-Zahrani had pleaded guilty in May to first-degree manslaughter for killing Binghamton University professor Richard Antoun. Prosecutors said the 48-year-old al-Zahrani had come to believe Antoun was part of a plot against him and attacked the professor in his office in 2009.
After his arrest, psychiatric experts determined al-Zahrani was schizophrenic but mentally competent to stand trial.