Grand Island man gets at least 85 years in prison for murder

Published: Jun. 14, 2017 at 7:45 AM CDT
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A judge handed down a lengthy prison term for a Grand Island man convicted of murder.

A jury this summer convicted Ahmed Said, 24, of second degree murder in connection with the April 2017 beating death of Abdulma Khamis, 41, a homeless man. The jury also convicted Khamis of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

A Hall County District Court judge Tuesday sentenced Said to 60 to 80 years for the murder and 25-30 years on the weapons conviction.

Grand Island Police said the murder happened April 13, 2017 in the 700 block of West 1st Street. Police found Khamis unconscious and he later died of injuries to his head.

Police believed Said killed Khamis by hitting him in the head with a blunt object.

Said was arrested April 19, 2017.