Doubt cast on suspect's ID, age in Minneapolis triple homicide

Full story: TwinCities.com

The court hearing for Mahdi Hassan Ali, the alleged gunman in last month's triple slaying in Minneapolis, had just begun Tuesday when it took its first strange turn.
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McGumba

United States

#1 Feb 10, 2010
Poor thing. Just judging by his photo i'd say he's about 10 or 11, or maybe 30. Judging by his actions and or alleged actions i.e check forgery and a triple homicide i'd say he's about old enough to spend the rest of his life in prison. And if and when he gets their i'm sure he'll be able to continue his schooling.
Play Nice

Avon, MN

#2 Feb 10, 2010
Won't be long till the PP takes this post down unless everyone plays nice.
Doobie Brother

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 10, 2010
I feel so sorry for him now. What have done.
YoMammy

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 10, 2010
Age and name really don't change his guilt.....

Seems to me when some comes to this country we should have a good idea when they where born.....
Tybalt

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Feb 10, 2010
This is our immigration policy on display. There is no way of knowing who these people really are. Our wonderful church groups, NGOs essentially, invite these folks to come here and then they turn them over to the county welfare departments (which are broke by the way). Not a whole lot of scrutiny. There may be many murderers among the thousands of impoverished, non English speaking immigrants and "refugees." Bottom line, it's a senseless policy and it needs to change.
meinstpaul

Plymouth, MN

#7 Feb 10, 2010
He has a beard and mustache, he's at least 16. How does it happen that we know almost nothing of the people we are bringing into this country? The bleeding hearts have to be a little more selective.
Dave

Plymouth, MN

#10 Feb 10, 2010
Looks 16 to me, lets get on with it.
Dagger

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Feb 10, 2010
Scumbag.

Since: Feb 08

Ely, Minnesota

#13 Feb 10, 2010
karen the fox wrote:
How much is this worthless POS going to cost the tax payers?
What would really be an interesting question to answer would be, "how much has this worthless POS ALREADY cost the taxpayers, from the day he landed on American shores, and all the way untill now in Minnesota.

What it will cost us in the end, is a guess. But you wait and see... The Pioneer Press will be running the sad story of this POS next Christmas, as the "poor little boy [of unknown age] that got in trouble, and is trying so hard to redeem himself, that he needs your help with Christmas money for his fanily". And it will be front page. Or of course the "Rube" will run with it as a sob story. But you`ll hear about him somewhere down the line in that way...at least from the PP.
Doobie Brother

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 10, 2010
BearManNorth wrote:
<quoted text>
What would really be an interesting question to answer would be, "how much has this worthless POS ALREADY cost the taxpayers, from the day he landed on American shores, and all the way untill now in Minnesota.
What it will cost us in the end, is a guess. But you wait and see... The Pioneer Press will be running the sad story of this POS next Christmas, as the "poor little boy [of unknown age] that got in trouble, and is trying so hard to redeem himself, that he needs your help with Christmas money for his fanily". And it will be front page. Or of course the "Rube" will run with it as a sob story. But you`ll hear about him somewhere down the line in that way...at least from the PP.
To answer your question, TOO MUCH!
Now here is my question, How much more are we going to put up with?
Sam

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Feb 10, 2010
Is there a way that age can be determined medically? When they find a body they are able to determine the age, why not use forensics to determine age. I don't care who he is or where he came from if he is older then 16 death penalty.
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#16 Feb 10, 2010
No one is mentioning obvious likelihood that this is a legally brilliant, morally corrupt maneuver by his lawyer to get him adjudicated in juvenile court rather than adult court. I hope it doesn't work, but it just might. This is worth watching.
impeachobamanow

Erwin, NC

#17 Feb 10, 2010
This moron is a killer...That is an adult crime...so he is an adult...Take the killer to prison...save taxpayers money!
No surprise

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Feb 10, 2010
Play Nice wrote:
Won't be long till the PP takes this post down unless everyone plays nice.
I think you may be right, however the Pioneer Press is somewhat more tolerant than
the RED STAR RAG previously known as the Minneapolis star tribune, located on the
sad side of the river.

Since: Sep 08

Rosemount, MN

#23 Feb 10, 2010
jerry person wrote:
With police being paid proffessional liars. They like easy prey like children. I can only wonder which cop acctually commited the murder. Murder by cop is the only murders of today. Murder is down in the US except murder by cop is ten fold. Remember paid compulsive liars called police state this guy is guilty. People who are trained to lie cheat and steal from the public. people trained to extort the public. In Westers dictionary the definition of someone who lies and misleads is a pervert. As long as we have perverts running our CRIMINAL JUST US stsyems . Thousands of good innocent people have been destroyed. The first thing an officer does when talking to anyone is get there hands in there pants. If that is not a perv what is? The proffession where petifiles can hide behind the laws as they grope your children.
Jerry, You need to start cutting your pills in half. You're frickin looney.
felix

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Feb 10, 2010
old enough to eat lunch from a desert eagle

“Just dance.........”

Since: Jan 09

East Side

#25 Feb 10, 2010
"Life without parole is cruel and unusual punishment," for someone under 16, Goetz said. "It's something out of Dickens."
**********

I don't think so, if he's the one that was involved in the shooting/murder. I wouldn't care if his name was Joe Shmoe.
Idiot

United States

#26 Feb 10, 2010
I'm willing to give the prosecutors the benefit of the doubt on this one, as Judge Bean used to say, "Hang him!"

“it takes a lot to laugh”

Since: Oct 09

St Paul

#27 Feb 10, 2010
Good defense ploy, but it wont work.
friend of a lifer

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Feb 10, 2010
That does not seem right, a friend of mine from highschool sho one person and injured a nother and hewas 16 at th time of the crime and his release day is feb of 2108 and this crime happened in '95-- so whats cruel and unusual now?

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