Whatever happened to unconditional love?
Shehada Khalil Issa, a Los Angeles man, has been charged with "one count of willful, deliberate and premeditated murder" for killing his 29-year-old son, Amir Issa. It's believed that Issa killed Amir for being gay. The DA stated that Shehada "personally and intentionally discharged a shotgun, which caused great bodily injury and death."
Issa's wife also died after being stabbed, though the investigation into her death is ongoing.
Police were called to the family's North Hills house after several 911 calls were made. Officers discovered Amir's body outside of the home, and Shehada's wife dead inside. The Los Angeles Daily News reported that the investigation into the death of Shehada's wife is ongoing, and that he had previously claimed he found his wife dead inside their home and that his son that threatened to kill him with a knife. Daily News added that no knife was found, but the mother's body did have stab wounds.
The DA also said that Shehada had allegedly threatened to kill his son because of his sexual orientation. The local LGBT Center condemned the killing on Facebook:
In a Facebook post made by Amir himself ten days before his tragic murder, he pleaded with people to "help free me from this inhumane slavery."
Shehada is being held in prison without bail and his charges carry a life sentence if he is convicted.
(Photo: Amir Issa Facebook)