Nephew Charged Over Queensland Man's Murder
A Queensland man has been charged with the stabbing murder of his restaurateur uncle outside his Brisbane home in 2017.
Za'id Abdus Samad, 21, was on Wednesday charged with stabbing 35-year-old Abdul Basith Mohammed to death in the front yard of his Saint George Street home at Kuraby.
It was just after midnight on October 25, and he had gone outside to investigate after someone turned off the power.
Acting Superintendent Craig Morrow told reporters on Wednesday the power was cut to draw Mr Mohammed from his home, but that police were yet to find the murder weapon.
"Police were called to the address and police were the ones that were responsible for finding him outside," he said.
"The motive is something the investigative team will present throughout the court process."
The case was mentioned briefly in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday and Abdus Samad was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on February 4.
Mr Mohammed's wife and children were home at the time of the killing. CCTV footage released by Queensland police during their investigation shows a man in a hooded jumper walking along Saint George Street and Beenleigh Road.
He is seen running in the opposite direction a short time later.
Acting Superintendent Morrow said police had formed a stronger relationship with the state's Muslim community in particular as a result of their investigation.
"The community has been fantastic, from day one," he said.
Last year a secondary crime scene was established at an address on Didcot Street in Kuraby where Abdus Samad lived.
Homicide detectives carried out an extensive examination of the property and its surrounds.
The offer of a $250,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of Mr Mohammed's killer still stands, while detectives remain open to the possibility more people were involved.