Stanley Vernon Majors killed Khalid Jabara in a racially motivated crime. Less than a year ago, he also ran over Khalid’s mother, nearly killing her.
Khalid Jabara Arab Hate Crime: Majors Used Racial Slurs And Ran Over Victim’s Mother
Khalid belongs to a loving Lebanese family who now resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For some time now, they have been neighbors with Majors, a man who repeatedly addressed them with racist comments like “dirty Arabs,” “filthy Lebanese,” “Aye-rabs” and “Mosslems.” Majors also made it a point to make xenophobic comments regarding other people in the community, saying “filthy Mexican” and using the “n” word.
On Friday night, August 15, Khalid’s sister Victoria Jabara Williams said Majors murdered Khalid while he was on the front porch of their family home. The incident happened 30 minutes after Khalid called the Tulsa Police Department to tell them that Major had a gun. That night, Majors shot Khalid four times. Following the incident, Khalid was taken to Saint Francis Hospital where he died from his injuries.
According to a report from Tulsa World, Tulsa Police found Majors hiding behind a tree at the nearby Hardesty Library following the incident. He is now held without bail. This is not the first time Majors had been in trouble with the law. In fact, Majors had been convicted in 2009 for threatening a crime with intent to terrorize in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to spend 16 months in prison.
Jabara’s troubles with Majors started back on November 2013. Haifa told the Tulsa County judge that she was being harassed by Majors and was “very racist towards foreigners and blacks.” She managed to get a protective order against him, prohibiting him from going near her or her home for the next five years.
On March 2015, Majors was charged of violating Haifa’s protective order after he yelled racial slurs and threatened to kill her. During the arrest, Majors had to be repeatedly told to put down his beer. According to the arrest report, the suspect had “chugged his beer before he put it down.”
In September 2015, Majors had run over Haifa Jabara, Khalid’s mother, with his car in the 8700 block of East 95th Street. Following the incident, Haifa suffered from a broken shoulder, collapsed lung, broken nose, head trauma, broken ankle and fractured ribs. Majors was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, violating a protective order, public intoxication and leaving the scene of a collision involving injury.
According to Victoria, her brother Khalid was killed as the family was awaiting Majors trial for running Haifa over. Majors has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. It remains unclear if he will also be charged with committing a hate crime.