Ragheb and Nabil Sulaiman will have to wait another few weeks for their first day in court.
Ragheb and Nabil Sulaiman will have to wait another few weeks for their first day in court.

Ragheb and Nabil Sulaiman, Clerks Who Killed Akil Oliver With a Crowbar, Have First Day In Court Postponed

Ragheb and Nabil Sulaiman -- the Perrine clerks who sparked a national furor and a local boycott after allegedly beating a customer to death ago over an argument about a few cents change -- will have to wait another few weeks for their first day in court.

The Sulaimans' arraignment -- originally scheduled for last Friday -- has been postponed until Dec. 28, their lawyer tells Riptide.

On Nov. 18, the Sulaimans got into a heated argument with Akil Oliver, a customer at their Perrine QuickStop who believed he'd been shorted seven cents change.

The men told police that Oliver called them a "fucking Arab" and promised to "fuck their mothers and sister," which prompted 19-year-old Nabil to hit him over the head with a bottle and 24-year-old Ragheb to beat him to death with a crowbar.

Oliver's family, meanwhile, say the clerks dropped the N-bomb repeatedly during the argument and during the beating.

Jorge Viera, the Sulaimans' lawyer, says he expects Ragheb to be formally charged with second-degree murder at the Dec. 28th arraignment. He wasn't sure what charge Nabil will face, though court records indicate he'll face a count of aggravated assault.

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