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POLICE: Troy murder suspect can't explain why he thought relatives wanted to harm him

Posted: 7:11 PM, Feb 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-20 01:17:40Z

TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Nayir Masrur said he had been stressed out about school because he was failing, but he could not explain why he also thought his family was out to harm him, said Detective Kristina Shuler with the Troy Police Department.

The 20-year-old former University of Michigan student is now charged with murder, accused of using a 15-pound dumbbell to bludgeon his aunt, Dr. Rubab Huq, to death.

Masrur's preliminary examination began Tuesday, and, during the hearing, Shuler testified to horrifying details she said Masrur told her when she questioned him the day Dr. Huq was found dead.

On November 12, 2018, officers were called to a house on Shoreline to investigate a woman who was severely injured. Officers determined that the victim, Dr. Huq, was dead.

Before responding to that 911 call, Troy Police also got a call from another family member saying Masrur had been agitated and could not be located.

Masrur lived next door to his aunt.

Police spotted Masrur jumping from a second story window and attempting to flee on foot. He was apprehended.

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