Just when you think you've seen it all 😂😭😂 A former #neonaziwho converted to Islam has been charged with killing two roommates in his #floridaapartment. Authorities said he killed them after they disrespected his new faith. #DevonArthurs, 18, was booked on two counts of first-degree #murder, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of armed kidnapping according to #NBCNews.
Arthurs created a hostage situation at a #smokeshop, according to a statement from a #tampabay #policespokesperson. The teen barred an employee and two customers from leaving the shop. Citing police documents, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Arthurs ordered them onto the ground and "informed all three victims that he was upset due to #america #bombinghis #muslimcountries." Responding officers convinced Arthurs to let the hostages go, and they took Arthurs into custody. That's when Arthurs told police that he killed two of his roommates according to NBC.
Jeremy Himmelman, 22, and Andrew Oneschuk, 18, were found shot to death at Arthurs’ apartment. A fourth roommate, Brandon Russell, was found unharmed and Russell was later charged with illegally storing bomb-making equipment in the garage. Russell told police he was not only a #NationalGuard #soldier, but also a #nationalsocialistand a member of a group called the " #AtomWaffen," or #AtomicWeapon. On Russell's dresser, court records say, he kept a framed photo of #oklahomacitybomber #TimothyMcVeigh.
Arthurs alleged that he and his roommates "shared a common neo-Nazi belief." That is, until Arthurs converted to #Islam. "He [Arthurs] said his #roommates #disrespectedhis #muslim #faith," the court statement said. "He also said he had become angered by what he described as the world's anti-Muslim sentiment and wanted to bring attention to his cause."