A former Texas high school student pleaded guilty Thursday to paying a classmate $4,000 to kill his mother. Danish Minhas was 17 when he offered to pay Nur Mohamed, then 18, to stab his mother, who he had complained was too strict. Mohamed has already pleaded guilty to the killing, telling a court last year how Minhas had driven him to the family home in November 2009. Tabassum Khan, 43, was found stabbed to death in her apartment. Two weeks after her murder, Ms Khan’s son, Minhas, was arrested over the killing. Minhas, a popular student who used to read the morning announcements over the public address system at Fort Lee High School, which he and Mohamed attended, believed his mother was too strict, investigators said.
Minhas fell under suspicion after telling detectives he had been on a date, then said he had been driving around Galveston. ‘This was a strict Muslim family and Danish never would have been allowed to be out all night,’ Sergeant Brian Harris told ABC 13.