Cold case murder suspect denied bond

Published 10:41 pm Thursday, October 30, 2008

A man charged with the fatal shooting of a teenager near downtown in 1994 will await trial behind bars.

Suffolk Circuit Court Judge Rodham T. Delk on Thursday denied bond for Alim Naqi An’nur, 32, of Woodbridge, citing the suspect’s previous conviction on firearm and robbery charges.

An’nur, who used to be known as Shane Whitfield, served 10 years in prison on robbery charges, according to prosecutor Will Jamerson. Family members in court Thursday said Whitfield legally changed his name to An’nur several years ago, when he converted to Islam.

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Earlier this month, An’nur was charged with killing 15-year-old Domoniky Mizzelle near the corner of Factory Street and Kissimmee Avenue, allegedly over a soured drug deal, according to police records. The case went unsolved for more than 14 years, until a witness came forward in July and named four people who allegedly saw An’nur shoot the teenager.

An’nur, during his arraignment Thursday, pleaded not guilty to first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of murder, shooting from a vehicle and shooting in the commission of a felony. A trial is set for Feb. 9-11.

Requesting bail for his client, An’nur’s attorney, Mufeed W. Said, asked the court to consider that the prosecution’s case appears largely based on eyewitness accounts, rather than forensic evidence, and that his client has built a new life since his release from prison.

After working as an electrician and putting himself through school, An’nur went to work as a computer hardware technician for the Department of Defense, Said said. He and his wife, Aimee, married last month.

Although she is familiar with her husband’s criminal history, Aimee An’nur described him as a good man who treats her 2-year-old daughter as his own.

“She doesn’t know anyone else as her father,” she said. “Shane Whitfield has a past record. Alim is a caring, responsible loving father to my daughter.”