According to court documents Mustafa Raheem would shoot and kill nineteen year old Brandon Hollis before robbing him. Raheem would then head to the home of Brandon Hollis mother who he would also fatally shoot and rob
Mustafa Raheem would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: GA DIAG CLASS PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: DEATH
Mustafa Raheem Case
The evidence adduced at the guilt/innocence phase of Raheem’s trial showed the following. On April 2, 1999, Mustafa Raheem picked up Michael Jenkins and Dione Feltus in Raheem’s girlfriend’s blue Honda automobile. Raheem dropped Mr. Feltus off at his place of employment at 4:00 p.m., where, according to the testimony of Mr. Feltus’s manager, Mr. Feltus remained until 10:00 p.m. Raheem told Jenkins that he wanted to shoot his .380 caliber handgun. He then shot the handgun out the window of the blue Honda, explaining to Jenkins that he wanted to make sure the weapon would not jam. Raheem purchased black plastic trash bags at a grocery store and called Brandon Hollis from a nearby payphone. Raheem picked up Brandon Hollis and then drove Brandon Hollis and Jenkins to a remote location, where Raheem fired his .380 caliber handgun in the direction of a tree and handed the handgun to Jenkins. After Brandon Hollis said the handgun was too loud, Raheem took the handgun from Jenkins and began walking toward the blue Honda. As Jenkins walked some distance behind Raheem and Brandon Hollis, Raheem shot Brandon Hollis in the head. Jenkins inquired whether Brandon Hollis was dead, and Raheem replied, “ No, but he is on his way out.” Raheem then took Brandon Hollis’s watch and commented to the dying man, “I guess you ain’t going to be needing this watch no more.” Raheem also took Brandon Hollis’s keys and commented to Jenkins, “ I’m glad you didn’t run.”
After killing Brandon Hollis, Raheem drove himself and Jenkins to the home of Miriam Hollis, Brandon Hollis’s mother. Raheem opened Ms. Hollis’s door with Brandon Hollis’s key and instructed Jenkins to bring a trash bag into the home. Ms. Hollis stood to her feet as Raheem and Jenkins entered her home, and Raheem fired a shot at her but missed her. Raheem then ordered Ms. Hollis to her hands and knees and shot her in the head. Raheem placed the trash bag over Ms. Hollis’s head, got Ms. Hollis’s keys from her kitchen, placed Ms. Hollis’s body in the trunk of her white Lexus automobile, and then attempted to mop up Ms. Hollis’s blood inside the home. Raheem told Jenkins later that he previously had given Ms. Hollis money for the Lexus automobile but that she had refused to give the automobile to him.
Raheem drove with Jenkins in Ms. Hollis’s Lexus to visit Raheem’s girlfriend, Veronica Gibbs. Raheem boasted that he had a new automobile, opened the trunk to show Gibbs Ms. Hollis’s body, and informed Gibbs that he had shot the woman and a young man. Later, Raheem drove back to Ms. Hollis’s home with Jenkins and Gibbs, where they burglarized the home, stole a number of items, and retrieved Gibbs’s blue Honda. Later, Raheem changed his shoes, which had blood on them, and drove with Jenkins to dispose of Ms. Hollis’s body. The body was placed underneath planks and tires, doused with a flammable liquid, and set ablaze.
Viewed in the light most favorable to the guilt/innocence phase verdicts, the evidence adduced at the guilt/innocence phase was sufficient to enable a rational trier of fact to find beyond a reasonable doubt that Raheem was guilty of the crimes of which he was convicted. Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 99 S.Ct. 2781, 61 L.Ed.2d 560 (1979).