California Muslim Convert ‘misunderstands’ Islam, beheads his foster grandparents in the cause of jihad

The Muslim Issue

Man accused of killing grandparents was influenced by radical Islamists, police say

Alene Tchekmedyian, LATimes

A 35-year-old man accused of bludgeoning his foster grandparents to death last year in their Glendale home using an ax and a hammer was held to answer Tuesday to capital murder charges.

After a preliminary hearing that lasted under two hours, a judge ruled there was enough evidence to move forward with a trial against Nathaniel Scheiern, who police said was infatuated with and influenced by radical Islamists when he attacked his grandparents after attending church with them one weeknight in June of last year.

His public defender, Christina Behle, declined to comment on the case, but suggested during cross-examination of a detective that…

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