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Defiant murder suspect says Allah is her attorney, threatens all in 'Masonic Courthouse'
by Mitch Sneed
Investigators tracked down and arrested a woman they say killed a 66-year-old local businessman in a brutal attack in his own home, and Thursday she showed in court that she isn't afraid of making threats.
Sahara Tabriz Fakhir, 32, of River Run Drive in Douglasville, appeared before Douglas County Superior Court Judge Robert J. James in what was a bizarre initial appearance hearing. The hearing was to formally inform Fakhir of her rights and to read the charges against her – allegations that she stabbed Jerry Wheeler repeatedly and left him for dead June 18.
From the beginning of the hearing Fakhir was defiant, threatening, called the courthouse "cursed" and claimed that she was represented by "Allah."
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