FAIRFIELD — A judge ruled Friday that pointing a loaded gun at your wife for a few seconds does not add up to attempted murder.
Fairfield police did not think what Ibrahim Mohammad did on the morning of Dec. 15, 2013, added up to attempted murder after they arrested him outside his Grande Circle apartment. But that did not stop prosecutors from filing the charge against Mohammad a few days later – a charge that could result in a life sentence.
Mohammad and his wife had been going through some stressful times, she said Friday while testifying at his probable cause hearing. They had been arguing about housework and money when he announced he had something for her. He left and returned a moment later with a loaded gun, pointed it at her chest and ordered her to get down on the floor.
She did not lay down. Instead they struggled briefly, he got hit in the head with a bottle, dropped the gun and then started biting his wife and her daughter, who had joined the fray. Together they wrestled him to the front door and got him outside just before police arrived in response to calls about the disturbance.
While the attempted murder charge was thrown out, Mohammad still faces felony assault and domestic violence charges. He is scheduled to be arraigned March 7 on those charges.
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