Guilty verdict for Muhammed Syed

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — One down two to go for Muhammed Syed, who was found guilty today in an Albuquerque courtroom in the first of three trials. After four days of testimony and 20 witnesses, Syed was found guilty of first-degree murder for the July 26th, 2022, killing of Aftab Hussein, a 41-year-old Pakistani immigrant, in Albuquerque.

He still faces two other murder trials for two separate killings that took place in 2022. The next trial will be for the murder of 27-year-old Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, a UNM alumni and Espanola city planner. Hussain was shot and killed while walking near his house at night near Cornell and Coal Avenue. Syed, who didn’t testify at the trial could face a life sentence behind bars.

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) -- One down two to go for Muhammed Syed, who was found guilty today in an Albuquerque courtroom in the first of three trials. After four days of testimony and 20 witnesses, Syed was found guilty of first-degree murder for the July 26th, 2022, killing of Aftab Hussein, a 41-year-old Pakistani immigrant, in Albuquerque. He still faces two other murder trials for two separate killings that took place in 2022. The next trial will be for the murder of 27-year-old Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, a UNM alumni and Espanola city planner. Hussain was shot and killed while walking near his house at night near Cornell and Coal Avenue. Syed, who didn't testify at the trial could face a life sentence behind bars.