Fakhir was arrested less than a month later and charged with murder. At her first court appearance, Fakhir told the judge that Allah would be representing her, and that she would seek vengeance.
“Allah is my lawyer and and if you do not release me, Allah will have his vengeance on you like he did in 2009 when he sent the flood,” she told the judge. “It’s only going to be worse.”
Fakhir has been held without bond at the Douglas County jail since her arrest. Her trial began last week.
“The jury’s speedy verdict reflected the overwhelming amount of evidence against the defendant,” Fortner said. “It brought justice for Jerry Wheeler.”