A Seattle man has confessed to the murder of three people – two of whom he met on Grindr – claiming that his actions were revenge for American military actions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
In June, Ali Muhammad Brown used Grindr to arrange a meeting with victims Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young before murdering them.
Seattle’s Police department allege that Brown met the men on Grindr after they left a popular local gay bar and drove to one of the victim’s houses with the men before shooting them to death at close range.A nationwide manhunt was instituted for Brown following the murder of the men and a robbery at a New Jersey café.
Brown stands accused of two other murders, those of Leroy Henderson in Washington and Brendan Tevlin in New Jersey, though he denies the killing of Tevlin.
Court documents cited by the Los Angeles Times revealed Brown’s motivation. “My mission is my mission between me and my Lord. That’s it,” Brown told prosecutors during an interview at a New Jersey jail. “My mission is vengeance, for the lives, millions of lives are lost every day. …
“All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life.”
Brown told police he only targeted adult men and tried not to attack anyone in the presence of women, children or elderly persons, according to court documents.
Prosecutors have yet to decide in which state Brown will stand trial first.
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