Osana Futi Case Headed for Trial

Abraham Ibrahim Hade, 18, of Fremont will appear at the Hayward Hall of Justice for another formal arraignment on July 26.

The man charged with murder in connection to the stabbing death of 18-year-old Osana Futi has been ordered to stand trial, according to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Superior Court Judge Kenneth Kingsbury decided one week ago today that Abraham Ibrahim Hade, 18, of Fremont, would be put on trial in connection to Newark Memorial High School student's April murder, said Deputy District Attorney Elgin Lowe.

Hade, who initially faced one count of murder with a gang enhancement, to that complaint on May 23. Hade will be charged again during an arraignment at the Hayward Hall of Justice on July 26 before his trial date is set.

The decision that Hade would stand trial came after preliminary examinations that spanned over five days that began on July 5.

During those hearings, five law enforcement officers, two adult witnesses and one minor witness were questioned by Lowe and defense attorney Thomas Knutsen at the Fremont Hall of Justice, Lowe said.

During the third day of preliminary examinations, Det. Anthony Holguin of the Fremont Police Department told the court that Futi died of a stab wound to his upper thigh that measured six inches deep, which severed a major artery.

Holguin also noted that a minor who was also arrested in connection to Futi’s killing told authorities that Hade was the man who stabbed Futi and that Hade texted his girlfriend the next day and said ."

Witnesses also said Hade yelled out that Futi after the stabbing, that Futi assaulted at least two individuals before he was stabbed and that the arrested in connection to the case.

Futi died at about 1:20 a.m. April 29 — two hours after following a house party on the 4900 block of Hyde Park Drive, near Yellow Stone Park Drive in Fremont.

Hade – along with three minors – were . The minors were only described as one 16-year-old girl and two boys, ages 13 and 14, at the time of their arrests. District attorney officials could not comment on updates concerning the minors who were arrested.

Futi was a senior at Newark Memorial High School at the time of his murder. He was known who has received MVAL titles, such as Defensive Player of the Year.

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LIL MUFFIN January 17, 2013 at 04:52 PM


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