Pathao’s co-founder Fahim Saleh murder
Haspil bought electric saw to kill Fahim: Linda tells court
Published: 05:28 PM, 18 July 2020 Updated: 05:29 PM, 18 July 2020
Tyrese Devon Haspil, arrested for murdering Pathao‘s co-founder Fahim Saleh; Photo: Collected
Tyrese Devon Haspil, arrested for murdering Pathao‘s co-founder Fahim Saleh, has been produced before the federal court in Manhattan. At the virtual hearing on Saturday, Judge Jonathan Svetkey ordered Haspil’s detention without bail.
Meanwhile, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Linda Ford told the court that “Haspil bought electric saws and cleaning equipment from a store called Home Depot before murdering Fahim – which was found in Fahim Saleh’s apartment. It is understood that Haspil bought the electric saw to kill Fahim. The suspected killer’s clothes, also seen in CCTV footage, was found at Tyrese Haspil’s Brooklyn home.”
Presented in court, CCTV video footage showed Fahim last entering his apartment at 1:40 pm on Monday. At this time, when he took the elevator from the ground floor to go to the 7th-floor, another person got on the elevator. The video also shows Fahim looking at the stranger with suspicion. He then went down to the 7th-floor floor with Fahim. As soon as Fahim opened the door of his apartment, the man attacked him and pushed him into the room.
Linda Ford said, “There is ample evidence in this case. He was seen on surveillance cameras before and after the crime. At least two people were able to identify him by looking at the videotape.”
The prosecution is not yet concluding about the motive for the killings. Money transactions and personal matters are being accounted for as the reason for Fahim’s murder. “It was investigating whether Haspil had returned any money,” the prosecution said.
According to a New York Times report, three officials familiar with the incident told them that Haspil had previously stolen $90,000 from Fahim. Fahim then fired him from his organization. However, he did not lodge any complaint against him with the police. Instead, he showed Haspil a way that he could return the money in installments
Linda Ford also presented these matters to the court.