Los Angeles father faces hate crime charges in the murder of his gay son

A Los Angeles father is being charged with a hate crime after killing his son because he was gay.


Sixty-nine year old Shehada Khalil Issa faces charges including premeditated murder in the death of Amir Issa.


Prosecutors said that Issa threatened to kill Amir on several occasions because his son is gay.


According to the Los Angeles Daily News Issa claims the death of Amir was self-defence adding that Amir came at him with a knife but investigators say that they never found a knife at the scene of the crime. Issa also told reporters that his wife was dead in the bathroom accusing Amir of killing her with a shotgun. Police said that they are still investigating the death of Amir’s  mother.


The couple is said to have been evicting Amir from their family home at the time of the incident.


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