Somali man sentenced to life in prison of killing 4 people in North Dakota


Kalmio has two criminal convictions from 2006 in Minnesota. He was convicted of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony, and sentenced to one year and one day in prison, court records show. A criminal complaint in the case said Kalmio and a group of other Somali men attacked a man in Minneapolis in January 2006, and Kalmio stabbed him three times in the back with a knife. The victim also was stabbed in the face and shoulder and suffered a collapsed lung and concussion.

A criminal background of such determined diversity made Kalmio an ideal prospect for deportation. But Somalia at that time was considered too ungoverned to accept deported thugs, so Kalmio remained in this country.

In 2011, Congressman Ted Poe became alarmed at the thousands of foreign criminals released onto American streets because their dirtbag homelands refuse to take them back. He authored a bill that would require the State Department to deny visas to embassy and consular support staff if they do not accept the criminals within 90 days. Of course the legislation went nowhere. Public safety doesn’t appear on the government’s to-do list.

And anyway, wouldn’t it make more sense to end visas and immigration entirely for any nation not accepting its criminals? We can start with Somalia.

his story ends when he start one Tuesday morning  for killing the mother of his child and three other people in North Dakota two years ago.

Omar Mohamed Kalmio, 28, declined to comment following the 30-minute sentencing hearing, the Minot Daily News reported Judge Douglas Mattson sentenced Kalmio to four consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Kalmio was convicted of fatally shooting 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier on Jan. 28, 2011, at her Minot home. Authorities said he then killed her 13-year-old brother, Dillon Zephier; her mother Jolene Zephier, 38; and Jolene’s 22-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Longie, at the mother’s nearby mobile home. The baby girl was found unharmed in Sabrina Zephier’s home. They were members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

Why were there no calls for banning guns after any of these mass killings?

Author: Liban Farah

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