Attorneys discuss accused murder's personal life | News
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man who allegedly shot and killed one man, and critically injured another during a shooting at an east Louisville church, pleaded not guilty during Saturday's arraignment.
Mahmoud Hindi, 55, remains in Metro Corrections held on a $1 million bond. Police arrested and charged Hindi after officers said he entered Springdale Community Church where a homeowner association meeting was underway and opened fire.
Hindi is charged with murder, wanton endangerment and assault. David Merritt, 73, died as a result of the shooting spree. Marvin Fisher, 69, was listed in critical condition at University Hospital Saturday afternoon.
Two attorneys appeared by Hindi's side during an arraignment proceeding Saturday. Khalid Kahloon and Todd Lewis asked the judge to decrease Hindi's bond to $75,000 in cash and $150,000 property. The judge denied their requests.
Kahloon provided insight into Hindi's recent past, including his attorney's claims that Hindi has a doctorate in nuclear science and recently lost his medical license.
"Due to complex medical conditions, Dr. Hindi's license to practice medicine has expired," Kahloon told the court.
During a brief interview with reporters, Lewis said Hindi's family is grieving for the families affected by the tragedy.
"All we want to say right now is there obviously has been a horrible tragedy for the community. Our hearts, and Hindi's family's hearts are with the Fisher and Merritt families," Lewis said.
Hindi is a Jordanian-American and U.S. citizen, Kahloon told reporters. The accused shooter has seven children, including 14-year-old twin girls. Hindi is also married, according to his attorneys.
Family members, including two sons and a brother, were present for the arraignment. They denied interview requests.
Neighbors said Hindi had several disagreements with his homeowner association's guidelines. He built a fence and extended his driveway to allow more parking, both of which are violations.
Hindi has denied WAVE 3's request for an interview. He is due back in court September 14 for a preliminary hearing.
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