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Man accused of killing 15-year-old in hate crime enters Alford plea

Posted at 8:06 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 11:29:53-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who admitted to police in 2014 that he intentionally struck a 15-year-old boy with a vehicle entered an Alford plea on Monday.

Ahmed Aden, 39, faced the following charges in 2014 for the incident that killed Abdisamed Sheik-Hussein: first-degree murder, armed criminal action, leaving the scene of an accident and unlawful use of a weapon.

The plea, meaning he believed there was enough evidence to convict him at trial, was in relation to second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges. The other two charges were dismissed.

Aden is expected to attend a sentencing hearing at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2020.