Update: Brother Sentenced For Attack On Sister

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A 21-year-old Lincoln man who police say swung a crowbar at his sister has been sent to jail for a year. Ahmed Tuma was sentenced on Wednesday, pleading no contest to four misdemeanor counts after prosecutors reduced charges, including one alleging a hate crime.

Tuma (pictured left) and friend Nathan Marks (pictured right) confronted Tuma's sister last November about being engaged to another woman. Police say Tuma tried to hit his sister as she got out of her girlfriend's car. She got back in and locked the doors before he smashed the car windows. Police say Tuma and Marks later rammed the car with a pickup.

A police affidavit indicates Tuma said his sister disgraced their family and he made disparaging remarks about her sexual orientation.

Marks was originally facing felony charges of aiding and abetting, making terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He was also convicted of charges that were reduced to misdemeanors.

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