TULSA, Okla.– Stanley Majors was officially charged by prosecutors Tuesday in the August 12th shooting of his neighbor, 37-year-old Khalid Jabara.
61-year-old Majors was charged with first degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was also charged with threatening a violent act and committing a hate crime, both misdemeanors under Oklahoma law.
Majors’ arraignment in district court is scheduled for Wednesday.
The Tulsa World released excerpts from 911 calls placed by Khalid Jabara and his father.
The first part of the recording was Jabara’s second call to authorities the night of his murder, after discovering Majors was firing a gun in the house next door. This second call came less than two hours before he was fatally shot. The first call was to report Majors for knocking on the windows of his house.
Police arrived at 6:27 that evening to investigate, but left at 6:40 saying that Stanley Majors wouldn’t open his door. 911 received a call of a shooting at 6:48 p.m.
The second part of the recording was the 911 call from Mounah Jabara, Khalid’s father, reporting his son had been shot.
The Jabara family says the shooting follows years of alleged racially motivated harassment at the hands of their neighbor. They had reported multiple incidents of verbal abuse, when Majors would scream things like “dirty Arabs,” “filthy Lebanese,” “Aye-rabs,” and “Moos-lems.”
Majors is awaiting a separate trial in March for allegedly running over Haifa Jabra, Kalid’s mother, with his car in 2015.
Haifa Jabara spent weeks in the hospital with a broken shoulder, collapsed lung and fractured ribs, among other injuries.
Police charged Majors with felony assault. Initially, he was held in custody without bond. But three months ago, a judge allowed his release until his trial in March 2017.