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Bell, the current hitting instructor for the Pirates, recalled that Khalifa was hard on himself. The last straw for Khalifa came one night during a road trip. He remembered that he called the team trainer to say he would be on the team bus in five minutes. The Bisons, then managed by Terry Collins, now the manager of the Mets, left him behind anyway, he said.
Khalifa flew home to Tucson instead of catching up with the team, and the Pirates suspended him. I was frustrated, so I decided to come home. Back home, his father encouraged him not to give up, Khalifa said, and it seemed he would not. Joe L. Brown, the former general manager of the Pirates who guided the team to World Series championships in the s and s, tried to arrange a spring training tryout with the San Diego Padres, Khalifa said. But then his father was murdered in the middle of a January night — a time when Rashad Khalifa liked to work in peace and quiet — and Sam never made it to a Padres tryout.
Three years after the case was reopened, the authorities arrested Glen Francis in Calgary, Alberta. Francis fought extradition for two years, but ultimately went on trial here last month. Not much is known about Francis. Bruner suggested Francis was an unlikely suspect for a murder that might have been driven by religious zealotry. And he was at least once picked up by federal authorities, who took care to take a DNA sample. Ultimately, with the local cold case squad revived, that DNA sample was matched to blood evidence taken from the murder scene in The question of whether people had been out to kill Khalifa for religious reasons had taken interesting turns over the intervening years.
Two men arrested as a result of the F. It was even believed by law enforcement that one of the people involved in tracking Khalifa was Wadih el-Hage, who is serving life in prison for his role in the bombings of United States embassies in Africa.
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Whether he was acting on the orders of others has not been raised. The case they put on last month was almost strictly driven by the DNA evidence. During opening arguments, Sam Khalifa sat with his sister while their mother watched from a chair at the back of the room. He and his family had waited a long time for justice.
In the end, the trial moved quickly, and the verdict was returned briskly. He has recently done some football and baseball coaching at his alma mater, Sahuaro High School. In public, he has a habit of looking behind him. Asked about it, Khalifa smiled shyly and speculated that it had something to do with years spent in a cab. He leases the cab and can make his own hours, and he generally drives between 6 a. Khalifa was going back to work. The property is now in a family trust. In the course of his work, Sam Khalifa — once a Muslim baseball curiosity, ever so briefly a shining prospect, long the mourning son of a murdered father — drives by it all the time.
A Childhood on the Move One day last month, Khalifa parked his taxi in the courthouse garage and arrived just as jury selection had taken a pause for lunch. He can, if prompted, still conjure his baseball promise. Death Threats Rashad Khalifa, 54 when he was killed, had first come to the United States and earned a master of science degree in horticulture at the University of Arizona in , and later a Ph. New Orleans is one of the few places in the United States where pirates once reigned. Learn all about this exciting chapter of New Orleans history on a pirate-themed history tour of the French Quarter.
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