Man accused of murdering 3 Muslim men in Albuquerque declared competent for trial

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man accused of killing three Muslim men in Albuquerque two years ago will go to trial next week after a judge declared him competent to stand trial. Muhammad Syed is facing three counts of first-degree murder and multiple counts of tampering with evidence.

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He’s accused of shooting and killing Aftab Hussein, Mohammud Afzaal Hussain, and Neaeem Hussein in three separate shootings in July and August of 2022. The case had been previously put on hold to determine if Syed was competent to stand trial.

Judge Brit Baca-Miller ruled that he is competent to stand trial. His trial begins on Monday.

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