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Grand jury indicts Murad Dervish on seven felony charges for UArizona shooting

Including first degree murder
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Posted at 10:16 AM, Oct 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-19 21:04:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Murad Dervish, who was arrested for shooting and killing University of Arizona Professor Dr. Thomas Meixner on campus Wednesday, Oct. 5, is facing seven felony charges.

A grand jury formally indicted Dervish on Tuesday, Oct. 18 with murder in the first degree and six other felony charges:

  • First degree murder - class one felony
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon - class three felony
  • Burglary in the first degree - class three felony
  • Possession of a deadly weapon by prohibited possessor - class four felony
  • Three counts of endangerment - class six felonies

Dervish has a bond hearing on Thursday, Oct. 20. He is currently being held without bond.

The arraignment for Dervish has been set for Monday, Oct. 24.


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